Average Bench: 88.5% (32nd of 1015)

more Based on 5,383 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD5001FZWX-00ZHUA0, WDC WD5001FZWX-0, WDC WD50 01FZWX-00ZHUA0, WDC WD5001FZWX-00A2VA0, WDC WD5001FZWX-00ZHU, WDC WD50 01FZWX-00A2VA0, WDC WD5001FZWX-00A2V, WD WD5001FZWX-00ZHU, WDC WD50 01FZWX-00ZHU

Very good average bench

The WD Black 5TB (2015) averaged just 11.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black 5TB (2015) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 4.29MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.02MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 5TB (2015) is 51.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 5TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 99.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 149MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,383 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.4 Read 149 201
128 Write 191 239
64.5 Mixed 99.1 124
98.8 SusWrite 158 203
110% 149 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.86 4K Read 4.29 6.5
2.2 4K Write 3.15 3.5
0.6 4K Mixed 1.02 1.1
351% 2.82 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 220 213 217 216 214 214 MB/s
Read 164
Write 239
Mixed 129
SusWrite 216
137% 187 MB/s
4K Read 6.7
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
464% 3.73 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 184 203 199 197 197 MB/s
Read 149
Write 227
Mixed 112
SusWrite 197
126% 171 MB/s
4K Read 4.1
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.1
354% 2.83 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 86 102 94 95 95 MB/s
Read 98.5
Write 102
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 95.7
70% 94.2 MB/s
4K Read 2.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.9
276% 2.27 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,630,680 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $265 @ launch in Jun '15
AmazonUS $3473 months
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Typical Black 5TB (2015) Builds (Compare 5,840 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF Z370-PLUS GAMING - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,245

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