Average Bench: 90.1% (28th of 1010)

more Based on 2,374 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 4.23MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 5TB (2015) is 52.5%. 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 154MB/s
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 2,374 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.5 Read 154 200
125 Write 191 237
56.3 Mixed 96.4 122
100 SusWrite 158 201
110% 150 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.4 4K Read 4.23 6.4
1.1 4K Write 3.07 3.5
0.5 4K Mixed 1 1.1
344% 2.77 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 167 168 170 169 170 MB/s
Read 162
Write 189
Mixed 108
SusWrite 170
115% 157 MB/s
4K Read 7.1
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1.1
477% 3.8 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 160 158 160 155 163 MB/s
Read 166
Write 192
Mixed 111
SusWrite 160
116% 157 MB/s
4K Read 4.4
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.1
367% 2.93 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 154 156 156 155 156 MB/s
Read 37.3
Write 172
Mixed 46.6
SusWrite 157
75% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 0.1
83% 1.2 MB/s
2,374 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,121,376 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $265 @ launch in Jun '15
AmazonUS $2724 months
EbayUS $36224 mins
Send price feedback
Typical Black 5TB (2015) Builds (Compare 12,162 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,174

Popular Black 5TB (2015) compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your HDD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 2018 HDD Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

1010 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different HDDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $325Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $63
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $98
Intel Core i5-8600K $243Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $830SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback