Average Bench: 84.9% (47th of 1015)

more Based on 7,245 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 15.0% 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 4.27MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.99MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 5TB (2015) is 49.3%. 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 97.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 137MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,245 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.9 Read 137 190
126 Write 188 234
67.6 Mixed 97.4 120
98.7 SusWrite 158 197
106% 145 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.1 4K Read 4.27 6.5
1.93 4K Write 3.11 3.5
0.7 4K Mixed 0.99 1.1
345% 2.79 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: 202 192 199 193 197 196 MB/s
Read 157
Write 230
Mixed 113
SusWrite 196
128% 174 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: 192 178 188 183 177 194 MB/s
Read 148
Write 163
Mixed 90.3
SusWrite 185
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 3.3
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1
310% 2.53 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 149 148 149 149 147 MB/s
Read 129
Write 142
Mixed 97.1
SusWrite 150
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 2.8
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.1
300% 2.4 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 94 103 96 96 96 MB/s
Read 135
Write 152
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 97.2
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 4.1
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1
343% 2.8 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,667,426 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $265 @ launch in Jun '15
AmazonUS $2501 month
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Typical Black 5TB (2015) Builds (Compare 18,791 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 133%
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Desktop 94%
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Workstation 135%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $203

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,167

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