Average Bench: 96.4% (12th of 1015)

Based on 5,185 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 3.6% 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 4.86MB/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 45.2%. 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 74MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 167MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,185 samples)
Min Avg Max
112 Read 167 202
127 Write 173 205
58.6 Mixed 74 83.5
107 SusWrite 168 200
106% 146 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 0.98 1.1
3.3 4K Write 4.86 6.3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.68 0.9
206% 2.17 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 170 174 171 169 175 MB/s
Read 206
Write 205
Mixed 82
SusWrite 172
121% 166 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.5
4K Mixed 0.8
232% 2.43 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 163 168 166 163 170 MB/s
Read 180
Write 191
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 165
112% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 6
4K Mixed 0.7
230% 2.57 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 145 167 161 126 164 MB/s
Read 172
Write 170
Mixed 74.5
SusWrite 147
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 6.1
4K Mixed 0.7
237% 2.63 MB/s
511GB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 120 119 119 119 118 MB/s
Read 123
Write 132
Mixed 73.2
SusWrite 119
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.7
186% 1.77 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,165,299 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $210 @ launch in Jun '16
NeweggUS $1979 months
BHPhotoUS $1995 months
EbayUS $2127 mins
AmazonUS $27826 mins
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Typical Black 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 22,840 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 126%
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Desktop
Desktop 123%
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Workstation
Workstation 112%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,543

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 Comments

Inspiring performance, demanding capacity...

Added 2 years ago.

Terrible

13 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

12 months ago.

It takes more time to wake up than a usual HDD


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