Average Bench: 70.1% (119th of 984)

more Based on 5,752 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 29.8% 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 Write Speed 2.16MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 128MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 1TB (2012) is 40.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red 1TB (2012) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.22MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 116MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 5,752 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.5 Read 128 169
76.7 Write 116 146
64.3 Mixed 109 140
88.4% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.31 4K Read 0.66 0.94
0.99 4K Write 2.16 2.71
0.14 4K Mixed 0.22 0.29
92% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
889GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 146
Write 142
Mixed 135
106% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 2.34
4K Mixed 0.28
101% 1.08 MB/s
930GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 138
Write 136
Mixed 145
106% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 2.63
4K Mixed 0.2
107% 1.23 MB/s
917GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 128
Write 142
Mixed 133
101% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.14
4K Mixed 0.28
98% 1.03 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,252,025 HDDs tested.


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Typical Red 1TB (2012) Builds (Compare 10,935 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 59%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $999

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