Average Bench: 90.2% (28th of 1010)

more Based on 2,453 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

Excellent average bench

The WD Black 5TB (2015) averaged just 9.8% 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 4.21MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.02MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 5TB (2015) is 47.6%. 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 96.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 156MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,453 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.1 Read 157 197
127 Write 191 236
64.6 Mixed 96.8 120
97.6 SusWrite 156 195
110% 150 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.4 4K Read 4.21 6.35
1.95 4K Write 3.1 3.5
0.6 4K Mixed 1.02 1.1
346% 2.78 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: 181 175 174 176 178 169 MB/s
Read 181
Write 188
Mixed 93
SusWrite 176
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 4.4
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
352% 2.83 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 181 179 180 180 180 MB/s
Read 141
Write 214
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 180
113% 155 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
221% 1.57 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 150 150 150 150 150 MB/s
Read 147
Write 185
Mixed 84
SusWrite 151
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 4.6
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
377% 3.03 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 146 140 140 141 141 MB/s
Read 135
Write 180
Mixed 104
SusWrite 142
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 4.6
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.1
375% 3 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,948,681 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $265 @ launch in Jun '15
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AmazonUS $2941 month
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Typical Black 5TB (2015) Builds (Compare 13,927 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,208

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