Average Bench: 70.3% (111th of 979)

more Based on 5,620 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

Good average bench

The WD Red 2TB (2012) averaged 29.7% 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 2.02MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 111MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 2TB (2012) is 40.4%. 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 0.65MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,620 samples)
Min Avg Max
81 Read 128 172
78.9 Write 117 146
71.7 Mixed 111 141
89.1% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.31 4K Read 0.65 0.89
0.43 4K Write 2.02 2.55
0.14 4K Mixed 0.23 0.29
89.7% 0.97 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 147
Write 151
Mixed 152
113% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 2.42
4K Mixed 0.29
111% 1.17 MB/s
790GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 156
Write 127
Mixed 127
103% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 2.29
4K Mixed 0.26
107% 1.14 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 132
Write 131
Mixed 93.3
89% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 2.28
4K Mixed 0.29
104% 1.1 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 118
Write 112
Mixed 102
83% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.29
104% 1.01 MB/s
383GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 90.2
Write 68.5
Mixed 93.9
64% 84.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.19
75% 0.86 MB/s
470GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 6.61
Write 96.9
Mixed 13.4
28% 39 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 2.05
4K Mixed 0.28
87% 0.92 MB/s
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Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $141

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $975

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