Average Bench: 69.6% (116th of 979)

more Based on 3,107 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD10EFRX-68JCSN0, WDC WD10EFRX-68J, WDC WD10EFRX-68P, WDC WD10 EFRX-68JCSN0, WDC WD10EFRX-68PJCN0, WDC WD10EFRX-68FYTN0, WD WD10EFRX-68JCSN0, WDC WD10 EFRX-68PJCN0, WDC WD10EFRX-68F, WDC WD10 EFRX-68FYTN0

Above average average bench

The WD Red 1TB (2012) averaged 30.4% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.14MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 127MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 1TB (2012) is 39.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red 1TB (2012) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.22MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 115MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,107 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.2 Read 127 171
74.7 Write 115 147
57.2 Mixed 106 141
87.1% 116 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.27 4K Read 0.66 0.94
0.49 4K Write 2.14 2.8
0.13 4K Mixed 0.22 0.29
92.1% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
589GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 159
Write 145
Mixed 143
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 2.69
4K Mixed 0.22
96% 1.15 MB/s
589GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 152
Write 144
Mixed 144
110% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 2.99
4K Mixed 0.21
103% 1.26 MB/s
693GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 126
Write 136
Mixed 126
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 2.66
4K Mixed 0.28
119% 1.29 MB/s
916GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 122
Write 116
Mixed 124
91% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.22
4K Write 0.95
4K Mixed 0.12
40% 0.43 MB/s
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Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $930

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