Average Bench: 88.4% (35th of 984)

Based on 113 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3001FFSX-68JNUN0, WDC WD3001FFSX-68JNU, WDC WD30 01FFSX-68JNUN0, WD WD3001FFSX-68JNU, WDC WD3001FFSX-6

Very good average bench

The WD Red Pro 3TB (2014) averaged just 11.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Red Pro 3TB (2014) near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.93MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 162MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red Pro 3TB (2014) is 32.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Red Pro 3TB (2014) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.28MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.77MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 113 samples)
Min Avg Max
122 Read 162 202
115 Write 146 170
88 Mixed 135 163
111% 148 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.48 4K Read 0.77 0.98
2.38 4K Write 2.93 3.35
0.21 4K Mixed 0.28 0.36
117% 1.33 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 81.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 177
Write 152
Mixed 107
108% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.2
100% 1.26 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 160
Write 136
Mixed 123
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 3.07
4K Mixed 0.3
123% 1.39 MB/s
902GB free
Firmware: 81.00A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 148
Write 136
Mixed 135
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 3.21
4K Mixed 0.33
131% 1.46 MB/s
628GB free
Firmware: 81.00A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 153
Write 121
Mixed 115
97% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 2.65
4K Mixed 0.21
92% 1.11 MB/s
493GB free
Firmware: 81.00A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 127
Write 126
Mixed 107
90% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 2.61
4K Mixed 0.3
109% 1.19 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,204,830 HDDs tested.


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Gaming 63%
Desktop 76%
Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: Asus X99-A - $236

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,276

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