Average Bench: 77.3% (100th of 1015)

more Based on 840 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 22.6% 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 0.76MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.04MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 3TB (2012) is 34.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Black 3TB (2012) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 106MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 130MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 840 samples)
Min Avg Max
102 Read 138 169
98 Write 132 158
65.4 Mixed 106 147
89.7 SusWrite 130 159
93.5% 126 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.47 4K Read 0.75 0.92
2.13 4K Write 3.04 3.62
0.33 4K Mixed 0.76 1.1
172% 1.52 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
298GB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 161 160 161 161 160 MB/s
Read 142
Write 133
Mixed 99
SusWrite 160
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 1
211% 1.8 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 144 146 146 146 146 MB/s
Read 141
Write 144
Mixed 78.7
SusWrite 145
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.67 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 146 145 145 145 146 MB/s
Read 140
Write 140
Mixed 83.7
SusWrite 146
94% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1
213% 1.8 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 142 142 143 143 144 MB/s
Read 134
Write 139
Mixed 83.4
SusWrite 142
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.67 MB/s
760GB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 135 140 141 134 139 MB/s
Read 116
Write 114
Mixed 67.7
SusWrite 138
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 1
217% 1.87 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 152 150 151 150 148 MB/s
Read 102
Write 98.2
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 150
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.1
213% 1.67 MB/s
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Typical Black 3TB (2012) Builds (Compare 11,230 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 61%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $850

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