Average Bench: 77.6% (97th of 1010)

more Based on 536 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3001FAEX-00MJRA0, WDC WD30 01FAEX-00MJRA0, WDC WD30 01FAEX-00MJR, WDC WD3001FAEX-00MJR, WDC WD3001FAEX-0, WDC WD3001FAEX-32MJRA0

Good average bench

The WD Black 3TB (2012) averaged 22.3% 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 0.53MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.88MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 3TB (2012) is 33.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Black 3TB (2012) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.69MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 126MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 536 samples)
Min Avg Max
104 Read 140 170
98.3 Write 131 157
76.9 Mixed 122 151
68.7 SusWrite 126 158
96.2% 130 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.43 4K Read 0.69 0.92
2.06 4K Write 2.88 3.5
0.3 4K Mixed 0.53 1.1
142% 1.37 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: 166 167 165 168 166 169 MB/s
Read 163
Write 164
Mixed 91
SusWrite 167
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.2
226% 1.77 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 150 153 150 109 97 MB/s
Read 169
Write 168
Mixed 98
SusWrite 135
105% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1
212% 1.77 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 150 151 150 149 149 MB/s
Read 151
Write 142
Mixed 102
SusWrite 150
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1
205% 1.73 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 151 149 144 151 152 MB/s
Read 150
Write 140
Mixed 75.7
SusWrite 149
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1.1
224% 1.83 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 137 138 138 135 138 MB/s
Read 143
Write 127
Mixed 84
SusWrite 137
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.9
192% 1.7 MB/s
693GB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 130 132 133 134 134 MB/s
Read 123
Write 111
Mixed 71.2
SusWrite 130
80% 109 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 12,871 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 99%
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Workstation 103%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 114% - Outstanding Total price: $1,010

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