Average Bench: 80.9% (81st of 1002)

more Based on 276 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3000FYYZ-01UL1B1, WD3000FYYZ-01UL1, WDC WD3000FYYZ-01UL1B0, WDC WD3000FYYZ-01UL1, WDC WD3000FYYZ-01UL1B3, WDC WD3000FYYZ-01UL1B2, WDC WD3000FYYZ-05UL1B0, WDC WD3000FYYZ-0, WDC WD3000FYYZ-90UL1B0, WDC WD3000FYYZ-03UL1B2, WDC WD30 00FYYZ-01UL1B1, WD3000FYYZ-01UL1B1, WDC WD30 00FYYZ-01UL1B0, WD3000FYYZ-01UL1B2, WDC WD30 00FYYZ-01UL1B3, WDC WD30 00FYYZ-01UL1B2, WDC WD3000FYYZ-36UL1B0

The WD Re is an enterprise grade Hard Drive which is able to handle up to 550 TB of data transfers per year. The Re drive has a solid performance profile but it only matches its significantly cheaper WD Black desktop counterpart. Both the Black and the Re have five year warranties and both drives are available in capacities up to 4TB. Comparing the 2013 2TB WD Black and the 3TB Re shows that the two drives have a similar performance profiles with effective speeds of around 130 MBps. Considering that the equivalent capacity black is around 15% cheaper there is, unsurprisingly, little incentive for most consumers to consider the enterprise Re. [Oct '14 HDrivePro]

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Very good average bench

The WD Re 3TB (2012) averaged just 19.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Re 3TB (2012) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.53MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.91MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Re 3TB (2012) is 33.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Re 3TB (2012) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.73MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 137MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 276 samples)
Min Avg Max
106 Read 144 174
100 Write 137 165
96.6 Mixed 132 159
104% 138 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.39 4K Read 0.73 0.93
1.91 4K Write 2.91 3.47
0.3 4K Mixed 0.53 0.7
143% 1.39 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01K04 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 159
Write 167
Mixed 164
123% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 3.28
4K Mixed 0.65
172% 1.62 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01K01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 146
Write 144
Mixed 145
110% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.79
4K Mixed 0.41
122% 1.27 MB/s
617GB free
Firmware: 1K04 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 146
Write 118
Mixed 129
99% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.99
4K Mixed 0.51
146% 1.44 MB/s
809GB free
Firmware: 1K03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 129
Write 115
Mixed 122
92% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 2.79
4K Mixed 0.36
111% 1.21 MB/s
809GB free
Firmware: 1K03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 119
Write 112
Mixed 119
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 2.64
4K Mixed 0.38
117% 1.21 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01K03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 116
Write 108
Mixed 107
83% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.49
110% 0.95 MB/s
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Approx. $201 @ launch in May '12
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AmazonUS $13618 mins
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Typical Re 3TB (2012) Builds (Compare 1,968 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus X99-A/USB 3.1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,058

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