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.


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.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 97.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 137MB/s

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%
3TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 151 137 128 152 154 MB/s
Read 170
Write 188
Mixed 85.1
SusWrite 143
107% 147 MB/s
4K Read 3.2
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.9
294% 2.47 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 100 100 99 101 101 MB/s
Read 202
Write 235
Mixed 123
SusWrite 101
122% 166 MB/s
4K Read 6.5
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
456% 3.67 MB/s
365GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 126 120 120 121 117 MB/s
Read 142
Write 216
Mixed 106
SusWrite 121
108% 146 MB/s
4K Read 4.7
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1.1
377% 3 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 140 138 139 138 142 MB/s
Read 92
Write 172
Mixed 89.1
SusWrite 140
91% 123 MB/s
4K Read 2.7
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.9
270% 2.23 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 50,289,484 HDDs tested.


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MSRP ≈ $265 @ launch in Jun '15
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Desktop 94%
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Workstation 130%

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,000

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