Average Bench: 69.1% (122nd of 979)

more Based on 5,871 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD20EFRX-68AX9N0, WDC WD20EFRX-68E, WDC WD20EFRX-68EUZN0, WD20EFRX-68EUZN, WDC WD20 EFRX-68AX9N0, WDC WD20 EFRX-68EUZN0, WD WD20EFRX-68EUZN0, WDC WD20EFRX-68A

Above average average bench

The WD Red 2TB (2012) averaged 30.9% 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 2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 109MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 2TB (2012) is 39.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red 2TB (2012) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.23MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.66MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,871 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.2 Read 126 168
77.7 Write 115 146
67.9 Mixed 109 140
87.5% 116 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.29 4K Read 0.66 0.9
0.43 4K Write 2 2.55
0.15 4K Mixed 0.23 0.29
89.6% 0.96 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
441GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 157
Write 129
Mixed 129
104% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 2.17
4K Mixed 0.26
100% 1.06 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 141
Write 145
Mixed 138
106% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.3
115% 1.22 MB/s
356GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 157
Write 126
Mixed 117
100% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 2.17
4K Mixed 0.21
91% 1.01 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 149
Write 130
Mixed 131
103% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.21
95% 1.03 MB/s
194GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 141
Write 123
Mixed 101
91% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 2.19
4K Mixed 0.24
90% 0.99 MB/s
881GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 138
Write 119
Mixed 116
93% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.19
91% 0.99 MB/s
688GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 145
Write 98.7
Mixed 123
92% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.15
84% 0.97 MB/s
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $139

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,052

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