Average Bench: 73.7% (113th of 1015)

more Based on 5,893 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2000FYYZ-5, WDC WD20 00FYYZ-05UL1B0, WDC WD2000FYYZ-70UL1B0, WDC WD2000FYYZ-007BA0, WDC WD2000FYYZ-007BA, WD2000FYYZ-01UL1, WDC WD20 00FYYZ-36UL1B0, WDC WD20 00FYYZ-01UL1, WDC WD2000FYYZ-20UL1B1, WDC WD20 00FYYZ-48J7HB1, WD2000FYYZ-01UL, WDC WD2000FYYZ-28UL1B0, WDC WD2000FYYZ-88UL1B0, WDC WD2000FYYZ-01UL1B0, WDC WD2000FYYZ-01UL1B20, WDC WD2000FYYZ-01UL1B2, WDC WD2000FYYZ-01UL1B1, WDC WD2000FYYZ-0, WDC WD2000FYYZ-48J7HB1, WDC WD2000FYYZ-01UL1B3, WDC WD20 00FYYZ-01UL1B0, WDC WD20 00FYYZ-01UL1B2, WDC WD20 00FYYZ-01UL1B1, WDC WD2000FYYZ-05UL1B0, WDC WD20 00FYYZ-01UL1B3, WDC WD20 00FYYZ-01UL1B, WD2000FYYZ-01UL1B1, WDC WD2000FYYZ-01UL1, WDC WD2000FYYZ-36UL1B0, WD2000FYYZ-01UL1B2, WDC WD2000FYYZ-PASB0, WD2000FYYZ-02W0B0, WD2000FYYZ-01UL1B0, WDC WD2000FYYZ-50UL1B0, WDC WD2000FYYZ-03UL1B2, WD2000FYYZ-12, WD2000FYYZ-03UL1B2, WDC WD2000FYYZ-70ZY8B0, WDC WD2000FYYZ-03UL1B3

Good average bench

The WD Re 2TB (2012) averaged 26.3% 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 Mixed IO Speed 1.01MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.18MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Re 2TB (2012) is 40.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Re 2TB (2012) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 80.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 124MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 5,893 samples)
Min Avg Max
84 Read 133 163
76.6 Write 124 150
53.6 Mixed 80.6 101
74.1 SusWrite 124 152
84.7% 115 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.78 1
2.1 4K Write 3.18 3.7
0.8 4K Mixed 1.01 1.2
204% 1.66 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 00.0NS00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 148 150 149 150 150 MB/s
Read 150
Write 131
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 149
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.63 MB/s
214GB free
Firmware: 01.01K03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 76 75 75 76 76 MB/s
Read 148
Write 145
Mixed 102
SusWrite 75.3
87% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1.1
216% 1.77 MB/s
738GB free
Firmware: 01.01K02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 78 79 78 79 78 MB/s
Read 107
Write 112
Mixed 72.3
SusWrite 78.4
68% 92.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1.1
211% 1.67 MB/s
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Typical Re 2TB (2012) Builds (Compare 19,177 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 143%
Desktop 101%
Workstation 132%

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $325

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3 years ago.

This is quite an upgrade from my WD5000AAKX (WD Blue 500GB.) Got it for cheap, too. $42! Brand New, too. Was like night and day, also made loading times shorter, although an SSD is still faster.

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