Average Bench: 115% (1st of 1015)

Based on 406 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD101KRYZ-01JPDB0, WDC WD101KRYZ-01JPDB, WDC WD101KRYZ-01, WDC WD101KRYZ-01JPDB1, WDC WD10 1KRYZ-01JPDB1

Outstanding average bench

The WD Gold 10TB (2016) averaged 15.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Gold 10TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.99MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 5.54MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Gold 10TB (2016) is 61.8%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WD Gold 10TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 129MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.05MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 406 samples)
Min Avg Max
132 Read 200 240
138 Write 202 243
73.2 Mixed 129 220
122 SusWrite 198 242
134% 182 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.56 4K Read 1.05 1.4
4.39 4K Write 5.54 6.8
0.4 4K Mixed 0.99 1.4
256% 2.52 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
7TB free
Firmware: 01.01H02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 222 217 211 216 221 222 MB/s
Read 204
Write 215
Mixed 106
SusWrite 218
136% 186 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.8
4K Mixed 1.3
306% 2.8 MB/s
7.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01H02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 180 180 180 180 180 MB/s
Read 226
Write 223
Mixed 99
SusWrite 180
133% 182 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.5
4K Mixed 1.2
289% 2.67 MB/s
8TB free
Firmware: 01.01H02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 157 158 163 182 173 MB/s
Read 162
Write 181
Mixed 54.7
SusWrite 147
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.4
90% 0.87 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,164,774 HDDs tested.


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Typical Gold 10TB (2016) Builds (Compare 396 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 131%
Desktop 145%
Workstation 148%

Motherboard: Asrock X299 Professional Gaming i9

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,851

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