Average Bench: 90.5% (27th of 1015)

more Based on 3,945 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 9.4% 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 4.24MB/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 50.8%. 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 97.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 155MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,945 samples)
Min Avg Max
90.5 Read 155 201
133 Write 191 237
64.2 Mixed 97.6 121
106 SusWrite 159 201
111% 151 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.7 4K Read 4.24 6.4
2.5 4K Write 3.13 3.5
0.8 4K Mixed 1.03 1.1
350% 2.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 181 180 181 184 182 MB/s
Read 192
Write 226
Mixed 110
SusWrite 183
130% 178 MB/s
4K Read 5.6
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
411% 3.23 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 129 129 128 130 130 MB/s
Read 135
Write 155
Mixed 89
SusWrite 130
94% 127 MB/s
4K Read 3.4
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1.1
323% 2.57 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,434,488 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $265 @ launch in Jun '15
AmazonUS $2949 months
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Typical Black 5TB (2015) Builds (Compare 18,345 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,171

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