Average Bench: 89.9% (30th of 1015)

more Based on 2,955 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

Very good average bench

The WD Black 5TB (2015) averaged just 10.1% 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 1.02MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 5TB (2015) is 48.7%. 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 97.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 156MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,955 samples)
Min Avg Max
90.5 Read 156 200
124 Write 191 238
64 Mixed 97.6 123
104 SusWrite 156 203
110% 150 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.66 4K Read 4.25 6.6
2.16 4K Write 3.13 3.5
0.66 4K Mixed 1.02 1.1
348% 2.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 165 164 166 167 166 MB/s
Read 172
Write 206
Mixed 94.7
SusWrite 166
117% 160 MB/s
4K Read 4.1
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1.1
352% 2.8 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 159 160 155 163 160 MB/s
Read 158
Write 158
Mixed 92
SusWrite 161
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 4.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
382% 3 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 150 151 153 153 153 MB/s
Read 122
Write 200
Mixed 101
SusWrite 153
106% 144 MB/s
4K Read 4.5
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1
363% 3 MB/s
558GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 105 111 108 108 108 MB/s
Read 100
Write 146
Mixed 87
SusWrite 109
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 2.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
262% 1.97 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,456,101 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $265 @ launch in Jun '15
AmazonUS $2944 months
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Typical Black 5TB (2015) Builds (Compare 15,185 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,214

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