Average Bench: 88.4% (38th of 1015)

more Based on 4,277 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 11.6% 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 4.08MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.01MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 5TB (2015) is 52.5%. 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 94.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 149MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,277 samples)
Min Avg Max
89.3 Read 149 200
129 Write 189 236
56.7 Mixed 94.8 119
101 SusWrite 157 199
108% 148 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.2 4K Read 4.08 6.4
1.6 4K Write 3.08 3.5
0.5 4K Mixed 1.01 1.1
339% 2.72 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 186 185 184 189 185 MB/s
Read 198
Write 214
Mixed 105
SusWrite 187
129% 176 MB/s
4K Read 6.4
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.1
446% 3.53 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 154 157 157 158 156 MB/s
Read 186
Write 223
Mixed 110
SusWrite 158
124% 169 MB/s
4K Read 6.1
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.1
434% 3.43 MB/s
459GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 119 125 128 130 132 MB/s
Read 70.7
Write 148
Mixed 81
SusWrite 128
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 2.6
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
277% 2.23 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,065,927 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $265 @ launch in Jun '15
AmazonUS $29413 months
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Typical Black 5TB (2015) Builds (Compare 20,457 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,200

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