Average Bench: 95.3% (11th of 1010)

Based on 3,441 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 4.6% 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 4.88MB/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 47.2%. 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 73MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 165MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,441 samples)
Min Avg Max
112 Read 165 201
123 Write 172 205
55.8 Mixed 73 84.2
107 SusWrite 166 200
105% 144 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 0.98 1.1
3.3 4K Write 4.88 6.3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.68 0.9
207% 2.18 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: 203 199 197 202 199 199 MB/s
Read 199
Write 199
Mixed 81
SusWrite 200
124% 170 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.8
224% 2.23 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 198 203 194 199 202 MB/s
Read 184
Write 194
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 198
119% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.7
204% 2.13 MB/s
274GB free
Firmware: 0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 126 128 123 127 127 MB/s
Read 153
Write 172
Mixed 73
SusWrite 126
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.7
190% 1.97 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,197,005 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $210 @ launch in Jun '16
NeweggUS $1975 months
BHPhotoUS $1991 month
AmazonUS $2021 month
EbayUS $29319 mins
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Typical Black 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 7,506 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 127%
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Desktop
Desktop 128%
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Workstation
Workstation 116%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,700

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 Comments

Inspiring performance, demanding capacity...

Added 24 months ago.

Terrible

9 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

8 months ago.

It takes more time to wake up than a usual HDD


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