Average Bench: 89.2% (32nd of 1015)

more Based on 5,771 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 10.8% 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 4.33MB/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 47.7%. 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 96.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 155MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,771 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.7 Read 155 199
129 Write 190 234
61.9 Mixed 96.4 118
97 SusWrite 155 195
109% 149 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.08 4K Read 4.33 6.4
1.9 4K Write 3.11 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: 187 179 182 182 181 182 MB/s
Read 186
Write 223
Mixed 108
SusWrite 182
128% 175 MB/s
4K Read 6.6
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1.1
462% 3.73 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 175 174 176 175 176 MB/s
Read 169
Write 204
Mixed 64.1
SusWrite 177
112% 154 MB/s
4K Read 4.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.4
244% 1.9 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 151 147 153 151 151 MB/s
Read 173
Write 226
Mixed 118
SusWrite 152
123% 167 MB/s
4K Read 5.4
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1.1
412% 3.33 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 35,054,645 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $265 @ launch in Jun '15
AmazonUS $2942 years
EbayUS $44715 mins
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Typical Black 5TB (2015) Builds (Compare 8,424 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,153

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