Average Bench: 90.3% (28th of 1015)

more Based on 5,404 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 4.34MB/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 99.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 156MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,404 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.8 Read 156 204
134 Write 193 239
67.4 Mixed 99.1 124
97.7 SusWrite 157 202
111% 151 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.82 4K Read 4.34 6.5
2.53 4K Write 3.17 3.5
0.7 4K Mixed 1.03 1.1
354% 2.85 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
47GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 194 192 190 192 200 MB/s
Read 185
Write 169
Mixed 70.9
SusWrite 194
113% 155 MB/s
4K Read 4.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.4
244% 1.9 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 188 189 190 193 192 MB/s
Read 158
Write 235
Mixed 119
SusWrite 192
129% 176 MB/s
4K Read 7.8
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1
499% 4.07 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 176 175 177 177 177 MB/s
Read 169
Write 199
Mixed 103
SusWrite 177
119% 162 MB/s
4K Read 4.5
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.1
371% 2.97 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 172 170 171 171 172 MB/s
Read 166
Write 200
Mixed 112
SusWrite 173
119% 163 MB/s
4K Read 4.4
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1
356% 2.9 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 150 152 151 152 154 MB/s
Read 136
Write 159
Mixed 91.9
SusWrite 153
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 3.1
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1
303% 2.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 37,656,799 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $265 @ launch in Jun '15
AmazonUS $34716 days
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Typical Black 5TB (2015) Builds (Compare 5,202 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 91%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF Z370-PLUS GAMING - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,203

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