Average Bench: 57.1% (223rd of 1010)

more Based on 2,029 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3000GLFS-01F8U0, WD3000GLFS-01F8, WDC WD3000GLFS-75F8U0, WDC WD30 00GLFS-75F8U0, WDC WD3000GLFS-01F8U, WDC WD30 00GLFS-01F8U, WDC WD30 00GLFS-01F8U0, WDC WD3000GLFS-0

Average average bench

The WD WD3000GLFS-01F8U0 300GB averaged 42.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.78MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.53MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD3000GLFS-01F8U0 300GB is 22.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD WD3000GLFS-01F8U0 300GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 94.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 82.9MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,029 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.4 Read 100 119
75.9 Write 100 120
58.7 Mixed 82.9 110
68 SusWrite 94.7 118
70% 94.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.85 1
1.65 4K Write 2.53 2.98
0.42 4K Mixed 0.78 1.3
169% 1.39 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
278GB free
Firmware: 3V01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 116 113 114 116 115 MB/s
Read 116
Write 118
Mixed 77.1
SusWrite 115
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.1
217% 1.7 MB/s
21GB free
Firmware: 03.03V01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 82 96 104 99 100 MB/s
Read 104
Write 100
Mixed 66.3
SusWrite 93.9
67% 91.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
224% 1.67 MB/s
51GB free
Firmware: 03.03V01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 87 89 90 88 88 MB/s
Read 94.5
Write 95
Mixed 65
SusWrite 88.4
63% 85.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
221% 1.6 MB/s
20GB free
Firmware: 03.03V01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 38 40 40 39 38 MB/s
Read 107
Write 44.5
Mixed 49.2
SusWrite 39
44% 60 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.8
141% 0.83 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,788,389 HDDs tested.

Typical WD3000GLFS-01F8U0 300GB Builds (Compare 1,078 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 49%
Desktop 49%
Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: Asus Rampage II Extreme

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $603

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