Average Bench: 78.1% (86th of 1015)

more Based on 4,260 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD4000FYYZ-01UL1B0, WDC WD4000FYYZ-01ULB0, WD4000FYYZ-01UL1B1, WDC WD4000FYYZ-50UL1, WD4000FYYZ-01UL1B2, WDC WD4000FYYZ-70DJ3B0, WDC WD40 00FYYZ-01UL1B2, WDC WD4000FYYZ-90FYEB0, WDC WD40 00FYYZ-01UL1B1, WDC WD4000FYYZ-02UL1B3, WDC WD40 00FYYZ-01UL1B3, WD4000FYYZ-01UL1B0, WDC WD40 00FYYZ-01UL1B0, WD4000FYYZ-12, WDC WD4000FYYZ-50UL1B0, WDC WD4000FYYZ-03UL1B3, WDC WD4000FYYZ-03UL1B1, WDC WD4000FYYZ-48J7H, WDC WD4000FYYZ-03UL1B2, WDC WD4000FYYZ-3, WDC WD4000FYYZ-5, WDC WD4000FYYZ-784L1B2, WDC WD4000FYYZ-DATTO-2, WDC WD40 00FYYZ-03UL1B2, WDC WD4000FYYZ-03UL1, WDC WD4000FYYZ-0, WDC WD4000FYYZ-01UL1, WDC WD4000FYYZ-36UL1B0, WDC WD40 00FYYZ-01UL1, WDC WD4000FYYZ-01UL1B3, WDC WD4000FYYZ-D, WDC WD4000FYYZ-90UL1B0, WDC WD4000FYYZ-05UL1B0, WDC WD4000FYYZ-01UL1B2, WDC WD40 00FYYZ-05UL1, WDC WD4000FYYZ-01UL1B1, WDC WD4000FYYZ-01UL0B2, WDC WD4000FYYZ-48J7HB3, WDC WD4000FYYZ-DATTO, WDC WD4000FYYZ-05UL1, WDC WD4000FYYZ-88UL1B0, WDC WD4000FYYZ-48J7HB1, WDC WD4000FYYZ-00TYAB0, WDC WD4000FYYZ-8, WDC WD40 00FYYZ-05UL1B0

Good average bench

The WD Re 4TB (2012) averaged 21.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Re 4TB (2012) near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.03MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.22MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Re 4TB (2012) is 43.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Re 4TB (2012) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 85MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 131MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 4,260 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.4 Read 141 175
79.2 Write 131 161
46.9 Mixed 85 107
53.1 SusWrite 131 163
89.7% 122 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.8 1
1.6 4K Write 3.22 3.8
0.8 4K Mixed 1.03 1.2
207% 1.68 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 00.0NS00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 128 131 128 129 128 MB/s
Read 162
Write 166
Mixed 69.7
SusWrite 129
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 1
219% 1.9 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 00.0NS05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 144 145 146 146 144 MB/s
Read 138
Write 133
Mixed 92.6
SusWrite 143
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 1
209% 1.8 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01K02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 142 142 143 143 142 MB/s
Read 139
Write 139
Mixed 90.9
SusWrite 142
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 1
215% 1.87 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01K04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 135 134 132 134 132 MB/s
Read 131
Write 136
Mixed 82.7
SusWrite 133
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
216% 1.6 MB/s
244GB free
Firmware: 01.01K04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 85 87 84 85 87 MB/s
Read 137
Write 150
Mixed 87.9
SusWrite 85.2
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.9
199% 1.7 MB/s
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Gaming 114%
Desktop 101%
Workstation 105%

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI - $176

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $976

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