Average Bench: 92.9% (11th of 1015)

Based on 9,922 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD4004FZWX-00GBGB0, WDC WD4004FZWX-00GBG, WDC WD40 04FZWX-00GBG, WDC WD40 04FZWX-00GBGB0, WDC WD4004FZWX-0

Excellent average bench

The WD Black 4TB (2016) averaged just 7.0% 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 4.91MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.67MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 4TB (2016) is 49.9%. 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 73MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 161MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,922 samples)
Min Avg Max
107 Read 162 200
111 Write 166 203
57.3 Mixed 73 83.5
108 SusWrite 161 199
102% 140 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 0.99 1.1
3.31 4K Write 4.91 6.3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.67 0.9
206% 2.19 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 191 188 190 193 187 MB/s
Read 198
Write 195
Mixed 81.9
SusWrite 186
121% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 0.7
195% 1.97 MB/s
610GB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 169 159 165 169 161 MB/s
Read 175
Write 179
Mixed 77.3
SusWrite 165
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 6.5
4K Mixed 0.8
251% 2.77 MB/s
973GB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 142 146 141 145 144 MB/s
Read 154
Write 160
Mixed 81
SusWrite 144
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.9
4K Mixed 0.7
229% 2.53 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 135 142 144 135 141 MB/s
Read 153
Write 158
Mixed 80.2
SusWrite 140
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
210% 1.7 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,936,752 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $210 @ launch in Jun '16
BHPhotoUS $1742 years
AmazonUS $2101 month
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Typical Black 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 84,320 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 103%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 106%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,206

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 Comments

Inspiring performance, demanding capacity...

Added 4 years ago.

Terrible

3 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

3 years ago.

It takes more time to wake up than a usual HDD


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