Average Bench: 71.1% (125th of 1002)

more Based on 7,374 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

Good average bench

The WD Red 1TB (2012) averaged 28.8% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.12MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 130MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 1TB (2012) is 40.6%. 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. 4K Random Read Speed 0.66MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,374 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.3 Read 130 182
79.3 Write 118 147
57 Mixed 109 141
89.4% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.26 4K Read 0.66 0.95
0.42 4K Write 2.12 2.7
0.15 4K Mixed 0.22 0.29
91.6% 1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
584GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 162
Write 123
Mixed 114
100% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 2.24
4K Mixed 0.16
86% 1.01 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 140
Write 141
Mixed 138
105% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.56
4K Mixed 0.25
112% 1.24 MB/s
194GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 118
Write 123
Mixed 114
89% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 2.67
4K Mixed 0.2
88% 1.09 MB/s
424GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 120
Write 118
Mixed 114
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 2.86
4K Mixed 0.23
118% 1.34 MB/s
444GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 117
Write 112
Mixed 109
85% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 2.48
4K Mixed 0.22
107% 1.19 MB/s
348GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 95.4
Write 93.2
Mixed 89.7
70% 92.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.24
103% 1.11 MB/s
551GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 76.9
Write 61.8
Mixed 20.3
39% 53 MB/s
4K Read 0.08
4K Write 0.16
4K Mixed 0.06
13% 0.1 MB/s
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Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $970

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