Average Bench: 68.6% (147th of 1010)

more Based on 9,024 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD10EFRX-68JCSN0, WDC WD10EFRX-68J, WDC WD10EFRX-68P, WDC WD10 EFRX-68JCSN0, WD10EFRX-68FYTN0, 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 31.3% 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 Mixed IO Speed 0.55MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.26MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 1TB (2012) is 45.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red 1TB (2012) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 91.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 111MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,024 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.8 Read 124 165
72.4 Write 116 148
39.9 Mixed 91.3 138
61.3 SusWrite 111 147
81.8% 111 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.75 1
0.52 4K Write 2.26 2.8
0.15 4K Mixed 0.55 1
134% 1.19 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
907GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 146 147 148 147 148 MB/s
Read 153
Write 149
Mixed 103
SusWrite 147
102% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
206% 1.53 MB/s
854GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 142 143 143 142 141 MB/s
Read 153
Write 152
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 141
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.9
193% 1.6 MB/s
841GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 143 144 144 144 143 MB/s
Read 140
Write 135
Mixed 82.3
SusWrite 143
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.53 MB/s
553GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 109 108 107 109 109 MB/s
Read 144
Write 121
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 108
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.53 MB/s
807GB free
Firmware: 0A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 114 106 105 107 116 MB/s
Read 130
Write 102
Mixed 105
SusWrite 106
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.3 MB/s
788GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 132 124 133 132 138 MB/s
Read 61.7
Write 90.5
Mixed 60.7
SusWrite 129
63% 85.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.4
76% 0.5 MB/s
122GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 82 82 82 83 83 MB/s
Read 87.2
Write 82.5
Mixed 58
SusWrite 82.4
57% 77.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.3 MB/s
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,162

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