Average Bench: 92.4% (12th of 1015)

Based on 9,888 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 7.5% 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 4.99MB/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 45.4%. 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 73.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 160MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,888 samples)
Min Avg Max
105 Read 161 199
111 Write 165 200
56.8 Mixed 73.5 84.3
105 SusWrite 160 199
102% 140 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 0.97 1.1
2.95 4K Write 4.99 6.3
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%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 175 168 173 176 170 MB/s
Read 186
Write 195
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 175
115% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5.7
4K Mixed 0.7
221% 2.43 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 167 166 168 168 165 MB/s
Read 171
Write 179
Mixed 65.6
SusWrite 167
106% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 0.7
187% 1.73 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 176 181 175 175 174 MB/s
Read 158
Write 159
Mixed 73.8
SusWrite 176
103% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.7
209% 2.13 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 193 190 191 193 191 MB/s
Read 90.2
Write 98.6
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 191
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.6
176% 1.8 MB/s
55GB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 102 102 97 101 102 MB/s
Read 91.1
Write 100
Mixed 55.5
SusWrite 100
64% 86.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.6
187% 1.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,531,463 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $210 @ launch in Jun '16
BHPhotoUS $1743 years
AmazonUS $1985 months
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Typical Black 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 19,928 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 128%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 129%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,125

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 Comments

Inspiring performance, demanding capacity...

Added 6 years ago.

Terrible

4 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

4 years ago.

It takes more time to wake up than a usual HDD


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