Average Bench: 81.1% (79th of 995)

more Based on 226 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3000FYYZ-01UL1B1, WD3000FYYZ-01UL1, WDC WD3000FYYZ-01UL1B0, WDC WD3000FYYZ-01UL1, WDC WD3000FYYZ-01UL1B3, WDC WD3000FYYZ-01UL1B2, WDC WD3000FYYZ-05UL1B0, WDC WD3000FYYZ-0, WDC WD3000FYYZ-90UL1B0, WDC WD3000FYYZ-03UL1B2, WDC WD30 00FYYZ-01UL1B1, WD3000FYYZ-01UL1B1, WDC WD30 00FYYZ-01UL1B0, WDC WD30 00FYYZ-01UL1B3, WDC WD30 00FYYZ-01UL1B2, WDC WD3000FYYZ-36UL1B0

The WD Re is an enterprise grade Hard Drive which is able to handle up to 550 TB of data transfers per year. The Re drive has a solid performance profile but it only matches its significantly cheaper WD Black desktop counterpart. Both the Black and the Re have five year warranties and both drives are available in capacities up to 4TB. Comparing the 2013 2TB WD Black and the 3TB Re shows that the two drives have a similar performance profiles with effective speeds of around 130 MBps. Considering that the equivalent capacity black is around 15% cheaper there is, unsurprisingly, little incentive for most consumers to consider the enterprise Re. [Oct '14 HDrivePro]


Very good average bench

The WD Re 3TB (2012) averaged just 18.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Re 3TB (2012) near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.53MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.92MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Re 3TB (2012) is 34.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Re 3TB (2012) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.72MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 138MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 226 samples)
Min Avg Max
106 Read 145 175
100 Write 138 165
95.8 Mixed 132 159
104% 138 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.39 4K Read 0.72 0.92
1.98 4K Write 2.92 3.48
0.3 4K Mixed 0.53 0.7
143% 1.39 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01K04 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 171
Write 151
Mixed 136
114% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 3.03
4K Mixed 0.44
128% 1.34 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,300,895 HDDs tested.


Approx. $201 @ launch in May '12
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Typical Re 3TB (2012) Builds (Compare 1,724 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 92%
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Desktop 79%
Workstation 73%

Motherboard: Asus X99-A/USB 3.1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,091

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