Average Bench: 90.9% (27th of 1015)

more Based on 3,798 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

Excellent average bench

The WD Black 5TB (2015) averaged just 9.1% 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 4.31MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.03MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 5TB (2015) is 50.3%. 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 98.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 157MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,798 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.7 Read 157 200
133 Write 193 237
64.2 Mixed 98.1 121
101 SusWrite 158 201
111% 152 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.71 4K Read 4.31 6.4
2.5 4K Write 3.13 3.5
0.8 4K Mixed 1.03 1.1
352% 2.83 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: 184 176 177 177 177 178 MB/s
Read 192
Write 227
Mixed 112
SusWrite 178
130% 177 MB/s
4K Read 4.9
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1
376% 3.07 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 173 171 175 175 174 MB/s
Read 147
Write 175
Mixed 103
SusWrite 175
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 3.8
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
344% 2.77 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 151 152 152 152 152 MB/s
Read 160
Write 171
Mixed 99
SusWrite 153
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 4.4
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
361% 2.83 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,211,884 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $265 @ launch in Jun '15
AmazonUS $2948 months
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Typical Black 5TB (2015) Builds (Compare 17,395 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,194

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