Average Bench: 84.3% (54th of 1015)

more Based on 6,537 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 15.7% 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 1MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 5TB (2015) is 51.7%. 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 97.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 138MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,537 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.8 Read 138 194
127 Write 189 232
65.9 Mixed 97.3 121
100 SusWrite 154 200
106% 145 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.08 4K Read 4.27 6.42
1.44 4K Write 3.12 3.5
0.6 4K Mixed 1 1.1
346% 2.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 159 163 161 161 162 MB/s
Read 163
Write 198
Mixed 107
SusWrite 162
116% 158 MB/s
4K Read 5.2
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.1
396% 3.13 MB/s
73GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 137 126 153 152 141 MB/s
Read 113
Write 192
Mixed 111
SusWrite 144
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 4.2
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1
351% 2.9 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,044,459 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $265 @ launch in Jun '15
AmazonUS $3478 months
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Typical Black 5TB (2015) Builds (Compare 6,706 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
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Desktop
Desktop 97%
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Workstation
Workstation 91%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF Z370-PLUS GAMING - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,306

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