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 BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 189 186 191 189 188 MB/s
Read 106
Write 175
Mixed 62.7
SusWrite 189
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.4
144% 1.67 MB/s
90GB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 117 137 109 139 151 MB/s
Read 143
Write 148
Mixed 70.6
SusWrite 130
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.9
223% 2.1 MB/s
260GB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 82 85 86 84 76 MB/s
Read 132
Write 162
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 83.1
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 0.6
184% 1.93 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,416,134 HDDs tested

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MSRP ≈ $210 @ launch in Jun '16
AmazonUS $10021 mins
BHPhotoUS $1744 years
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Typical Black 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 25,972 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 130%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $21

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $854

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 Comments

Inspiring performance, demanding capacity...

Added 7 years ago.

Terrible

6 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

6 years ago.

It takes more time to wake up than a usual HDD


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Intel Core i5-12600K $176Nvidia RTX 4060 $293Crucial MX500 250GB $39
Intel Core i5-12400F $128Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $385Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $80
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $48SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
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