Average Bench: 92.8% (15th of 1015)

Based on 6,329 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 7.1% 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 4.93MB/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 47.6%. 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 72.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 161MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,329 samples)
Min Avg Max
107 Read 161 198
115 Write 167 201
56.7 Mixed 72.9 83.6
109 SusWrite 162 200
103% 141 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 0.98 1.1
3.31 4K Write 4.93 6.3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.67 0.9
207% 2.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 206 188 205 200 193 MB/s
Read 217
Write 200
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 199
127% 174 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.9
4K Mixed 0.5
206% 2.47 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 183 181 165 168 184 MB/s
Read 115
Write 111
Mixed 67
SusWrite 174
85% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.8
4K Mixed 0.5
209% 2.47 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,765,881 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $210 @ launch in Jun '16
BHPhotoUS $1744 months
AmazonUS $3248 mins
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Typical Black 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 21,897 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: $1,281

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 Comments

Inspiring performance, demanding capacity...

Added 3 years ago.

Terrible

22 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

21 months ago.

It takes more time to wake up than a usual HDD


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Intel Core i5-9400F $159Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9600K $210Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $683SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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