Average Bench: 91.6% (18th of 1015)

Based on 8,459 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD4004FZWX-00GBGB0, WDC WD4004FZWX-00GBG, WDC WD40 04FZWX-00GBGB0, WDC WD4004FZWX-0

Excellent average bench

The WD Black 4TB (2016) averaged just 8.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black 4TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.86MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.68MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 4TB (2016) is 49.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 4TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 72.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 159MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,459 samples)
Min Avg Max
103 Read 159 198
112 Write 165 203
53 Mixed 72.2 84.1
104 SusWrite 159 199
101% 139 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.97 1.1
3 4K Write 4.86 6.3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.68 0.9
206% 2.17 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 200 202 197 201 202 MB/s
Read 193
Write 196
Mixed 80.4
SusWrite 200
122% 167 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.8
214% 2.1 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 182 182 183 183 178 MB/s
Read 186
Write 193
Mixed 76.9
SusWrite 182
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.9
239% 2.3 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 172 174 168 170 172 MB/s
Read 157
Write 160
Mixed 70.9
SusWrite 171
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 0.4
177% 2.07 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 162 161 163 164 165 MB/s
Read 157
Write 150
Mixed 76.9
SusWrite 163
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.7
188% 1.83 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,183,458 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $210 @ launch in Jun '16
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BHPhotoUS $17414 months
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Typical Black 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 8,545 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,045

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 Comments

Inspiring performance, demanding capacity...

Added 3 years ago.

Terrible

2 years ago.

Drive is fast enough...but has got this loud click every 4-5 sec...which is very strange, disturbing, anoying and alarming: SMART parameters all look ok.


Terrible

2 years ago.

It takes more time to wake up than a usual HDD


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