Average Bench: 84.3% (52nd of 1015)

more Based on 7,162 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 15.6% 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 4.25MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.99MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 5TB (2015) is 51.3%. 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 97.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 136MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,162 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.4 Read 136 190
129 Write 188 234
65.5 Mixed 97.5 120
98.4 SusWrite 157 199
106% 145 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.1 4K Read 4.25 6.4
2.22 4K Write 3.13 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%
4TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 192 192 191 190 192 MB/s
Read 140
Write 201
Mixed 101
SusWrite 192
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 4.3
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
364% 2.93 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 181 183 183 184 184 MB/s
Read 124
Write 203
Mixed 107
SusWrite 184
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 5.5
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1
403% 3.3 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 149 150 152 151 151 MB/s
Read 114
Write 169
Mixed 67.2
SusWrite 152
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 3.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.1
174% 1.5 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,354,218 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $265 @ launch in Jun '15
AmazonUS $34715 months
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Typical Black 5TB (2015) Builds (Compare 97,966 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 102%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $1,152

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