Average Bench: 90.4% (25th of 1015)

more Based on 4,019 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 9.6% 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 4.19MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.02MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 5TB (2015) is 53.4%. 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 96.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 155MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,019 samples)
Min Avg Max
93.2 Read 155 202
134 Write 192 237
63.8 Mixed 96.3 119
104 SusWrite 158 200
110% 150 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.4 4K Read 4.19 6.35
2.2 4K Write 3.11 3.5
0.7 4K Mixed 1.02 1.1
346% 2.77 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 195 188 203 196 196 MB/s
Read 160
Write 239
Mixed 111
SusWrite 197
130% 177 MB/s
4K Read 5.1
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1.1
394% 3.13 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 184 177 178 179 178 MB/s
Read 141
Write 185
Mixed 94
SusWrite 179
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.9
233% 1.87 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 137 136 137 138 137 MB/s
Read 141
Write 177
Mixed 91.8
SusWrite 138
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 3.5
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.1
329% 2.63 MB/s
112GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 99 99 101 100 100 MB/s
Read 99.2
Write 99.5
Mixed 128
SusWrite 101
80% 107 MB/s
4K Read 4.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
356% 2.67 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,706,215 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $265 @ launch in Jun '15
AmazonUS $29411 months
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Typical Black 5TB (2015) Builds (Compare 19,431 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,072

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