Average Bench: 88.6% (33rd of 1015)

more Based on 4,854 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 11.4% 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 4.25MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.02MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 5TB (2015) is 49.4%. 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 97.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 151MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,854 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.9 Read 151 199
123 Write 190 235
63.8 Mixed 97.3 120
101 SusWrite 157 196
109% 149 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.2 4K Read 4.25 6.35
1.15 4K Write 3.1 3.5
0.6 4K Mixed 1.02 1.1
348% 2.79 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 163 170 166 166 167 MB/s
Read 180
Write 216
Mixed 100
SusWrite 167
122% 166 MB/s
4K Read 4.9
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
389% 3.13 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 189 184 194 189 190 MB/s
Read 148
Write 188
Mixed 102
SusWrite 190
115% 157 MB/s
4K Read 4.9
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1
376% 3.07 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 149 150 151 151 151 MB/s
Read 138
Write 155
Mixed 73.3
SusWrite 151
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 2.8
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.1
296% 2.33 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 44 44 44 44 43 MB/s
Read 210
Write 43.9
Mixed 61.6
SusWrite 43.4
66% 89.6 MB/s
4K Read 6.6
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
366% 2.67 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,723,434 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $265 @ launch in Jun '15
AmazonUS $29422 months
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Typical Black 5TB (2015) Builds (Compare 3,088 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus TUF Z370-PLUS GAMING - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,014

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