Average Bench: 90.2% (28th of 1015)

more Based on 3,277 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 9.7% 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 4.32MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.03MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 5TB (2015) is 52.6%. 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 98.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 156MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,277 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.6 Read 157 200
128 Write 193 239
65.7 Mixed 98.7 124
101 SusWrite 156 202
111% 151 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.8 4K Read 4.32 6.5
2.24 4K Write 3.15 3.5
0.8 4K Mixed 1.03 1.1
353% 2.83 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: 187 181 180 181 180 182 MB/s
Read 186
Write 218
Mixed 99.7
SusWrite 182
125% 171 MB/s
4K Read 4.9
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
389% 3.13 MB/s
856GB free
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 118 117 120 119 120 MB/s
Read 133
Write 171
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 120
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 3
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
197% 1.47 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,799,860 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $265 @ launch in Jun '15
AmazonUS $2946 months
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Typical Black 5TB (2015) Builds (Compare 16,273 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $1,161

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