Average Bench: 107% (2nd of 1015)

more Based on 1,041 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD101KRYZ-01JPDB0, WDC WD101KRYZ-01JPDB, WDC WD101KRYZ-01, WDC WD101KRYZ-01JPDB1, WDC WD10 1KRYZ-01JPDB1, WDC WD10 1KRYZ-01JPDB

Outstanding average bench

The WD Gold 10TB (2016) averaged 7.3% 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 1.22MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 5.59MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Gold 10TB (2016) is 57.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Gold 10TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 96.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 181MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,041 samples)
Min Avg Max
116 Read 192 242
116 Write 192 238
73 Mixed 96.6 118
107 SusWrite 181 236
121% 165 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1 4K Read 1.3 2.37
4.7 4K Write 5.59 6.5
0.8 4K Mixed 1.22 1.5
294% 2.7 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01H02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 199 198 204 205 203 MB/s
Read 224
Write 233
Mixed 99.5
SusWrite 202
138% 190 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 1.3
297% 2.63 MB/s
9TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 244 247 246 242 252 248 MB/s
Read 145
Write 149
Mixed 88
SusWrite 246
115% 157 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.8
4K Mixed 1.2
291% 2.73 MB/s
9TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 244 247 248 244 251 247 MB/s
Read 144
Write 142
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 247
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 6.7
4K Mixed 0.8
267% 2.93 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,760,939 HDDs tested.


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Desktop 88%
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Workstation 82%
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Motherboard: Asus X99-DELUXE II - $452

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,475

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