Average Bench: 92.5% (20th of 1010)

more Based on 2,006 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

Excellent average bench

The WD Black 5TB (2015) averaged just 7.4% 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 4.03MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.9MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 5TB (2015) is 54.4%. 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 105MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 155MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,006 samples)
Min Avg Max
96.1 Read 155 199
125 Write 192 238
63.6 Mixed 105 172
99.8 SusWrite 157 197
112% 152 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.6 4K Read 4.03 6.23
2.18 4K Write 3.05 3.5
0.22 4K Mixed 0.9 1.1
324% 2.66 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: 163 172 165 163 164 161 MB/s
Read 188
Write 225
Mixed 109
SusWrite 165
126% 172 MB/s
4K Read 5.5
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
414% 3.33 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 162 162 163 163 163 MB/s
Read 184
Write 194
Mixed 123
SusWrite 164
122% 166 MB/s
4K Read 6.4
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1.1
454% 3.67 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 156 140 153 150 143 MB/s
Read 168
Write 206
Mixed 82.5
SusWrite 148
110% 151 MB/s
4K Read 3.1
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1
300% 2.43 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 150 151 151 150 150 MB/s
Read 105
Write 159
Mixed 76.8
SusWrite 152
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1
272% 2.23 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,835,526 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $265 @ launch in Jun '15
AmazonUS $2723 months
EbayUS $3624 mins
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Typical Black 5TB (2015) Builds (Compare 10,831 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,171

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