Average Bench: 93.3% (14th of 1015)

Based on 6,605 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 6.6% 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 4.91MB/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 48.3%. 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 72.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 162MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,605 samples)
Min Avg Max
104 Read 163 200
109 Write 168 204
55.3 Mixed 72.8 83.2
108 SusWrite 162 199
103% 141 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 0.97 1.1
3.2 4K Write 4.91 6.3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.67 0.9
206% 2.18 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 173 184 168 179 188 MB/s
Read 168
Write 175
Mixed 77.2
SusWrite 177
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 6.4
4K Mixed 0.8
249% 2.73 MB/s
795GB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 148 146 149 147 146 MB/s
Read 177
Write 180
Mixed 77
SusWrite 147
106% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 0.8
218% 2.17 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 146 157 151 143 150 MB/s
Read 165
Write 167
Mixed 71.7
SusWrite 149
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 6.3
4K Mixed 0.7
240% 2.7 MB/s
237GB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 177 172 144 150 170 MB/s
Read 117
Write 121
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 160
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.8
207% 1.93 MB/s
922GB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 130 136 133 129 137 MB/s
Read 122
Write 135
Mixed 74
SusWrite 133
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.5
4K Mixed 0.8
232% 2.43 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,348,224 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $210 @ launch in Jun '16
BHPhotoUS $1741 month
AmazonUS $24926 mins
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Typical Black 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 20,308 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,246

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 Comments

Inspiring performance, demanding capacity...

Added 2 years ago.

Terrible

19 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

18 months ago.

It takes more time to wake up than a usual HDD


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