Average Bench: 94.5% (13th of 1015)

Based on 5,649 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 5.5% 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 4.97MB/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 44.6%. 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 73.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 163MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,649 samples)
Min Avg Max
110 Read 163 200
118 Write 169 203
58.1 Mixed 73.3 83.5
106 SusWrite 165 200
104% 143 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 0.98 1.1
3.4 4K Write 4.97 6.2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.68 0.9
209% 2.21 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 160 150 163 156 145 MB/s
Read 154
Write 168
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 156
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 0.5
156% 1.77 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 170 163 164 168 164 MB/s
Read 145
Write 156
Mixed 73.2
SusWrite 161
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.7
194% 2 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 146 148 152 150 145 MB/s
Read 156
Write 159
Mixed 75.7
SusWrite 149
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.7
208% 2.17 MB/s
890GB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 140 136 138 137 131 MB/s
Read 165
Write 168
Mixed 69.7
SusWrite 136
98% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.6
211% 2.33 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,415,635 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $210 @ launch in Jun '16
BHPhotoUS $1997 months
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AmazonUS $28916 days
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Typical Black 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 18,248 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,250

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 Comments

Inspiring performance, demanding capacity...

Added 2 years ago.

Terrible

15 months 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

14 months ago.

It takes more time to wake up than a usual HDD


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