Average Bench: 77% (98th of 1014)

more Based on 877 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3001FAEX-00MJRA0, WDC WD30 01FAEX-00MJRA0, WDC WD30 01FAEX-00MJR, WDC WD3001FAEX-00MJR, WDC WD3001FAEX-0, WDC WD3001FAEX-32MJR, WDC WD3001FAEX-32MJRA0

Good average bench

The WD Black 3TB (2012) averaged 22.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black 3TB (2012) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.99MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.28MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 3TB (2012) is 35.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 3TB (2012) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 89.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 131MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 877 samples)
Min Avg Max
102 Read 137 166
98.8 Write 132 156
65.1 Mixed 89.3 107
92.6 SusWrite 131 159
90% 122 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.8 1
2.6 4K Write 3.28 3.7
0.8 4K Mixed 0.99 1.1
204% 1.69 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 149 148 150 149 150 MB/s
Read 166
Write 155
Mixed 88
SusWrite 149
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.77 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 155 153 155 156 156 MB/s
Read 154
Write 145
Mixed 84.5
SusWrite 154
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.2
232% 1.77 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 146 147 146 144 146 MB/s
Read 147
Write 140
Mixed 108
SusWrite 145
100% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.1
213% 1.67 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 144 141 137 144 139 MB/s
Read 149
Write 146
Mixed 101
SusWrite 138
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.9
191% 1.6 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 143 145 145 143 145 MB/s
Read 138
Write 144
Mixed 83.8
SusWrite 144
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1
207% 1.73 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 134 136 137 136 137 MB/s
Read 130
Write 131
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 136
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
200% 1.43 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 107 106 106 104 106 MB/s
Read 156
Write 146
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 106
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 1
215% 1.83 MB/s
621GB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 125 125 125 125 125 MB/s
Read 118
Write 125
Mixed 76.5
SusWrite 124
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.47 MB/s
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Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $836

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