Average Bench: 86.7% (44th of 1015)

more Based on 4,924 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 13.3% 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 4.16MB/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 52.2%. 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 96.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 150MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,924 samples)
Min Avg Max
96.2 Read 150 198
119 Write 186 233
66 Mixed 96.4 118
94.2 SusWrite 151 196
107% 146 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.4 4K Read 4.16 6.4
2.4 4K Write 3.12 3.5
0.7 4K Mixed 1.03 1.1
345% 2.77 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 177 179 179 180 182 MB/s
Read 193
Write 224
Mixed 112
SusWrite 180
130% 177 MB/s
4K Read 6.6
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1.1
462% 3.73 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 134 142 121 130 141 MB/s
Read 152
Write 185
Mixed 80.1
SusWrite 136
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 2.7
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
298% 2.4 MB/s
816GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 110 110 110 111 110 MB/s
Read 89
Write 122
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 111
73% 99.5 MB/s
4K Read 2.5
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.1
284% 2.23 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 27,262,811 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $265 @ launch in Jun '15
AmazonUS $29417 months
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Typical Black 5TB (2015) Builds (Compare 23,501 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,265

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