Average Bench: 66.9% (154th of 1015)

more Based on 18,029 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD10EFRX-68JCSN0, WDC WD10EFRX-68J, WD10EFRX-68PJCN, WDC WD10EFRX-68P, WDC WD10 EFRX-68JCSN0, WD10EFRX-68FYTN0, WDC WD10EFRX-68PJCN0, WDC WD10EFRX-6BJCSN0, WDC WD10EFRX-68FYTN0, WD WD10EFRX-68JCSN0, WDC WD10 EFRX-68PJCN0, WDC WD10EFRX-68F, WDC WD10 EFRX-68FYTN0

Above average average bench

The WD Red 1TB (2012) averaged 33.1% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.89MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 1TB (2012) is 47.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red 1TB (2012) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 73.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 111MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,029 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.2 Read 121 160
65.3 Write 114 147
35.7 Mixed 73.4 99.5
60.4 SusWrite 111 150
77.2% 105 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.37 4K Read 0.85 1.1
0.6 4K Write 2.4 2.93
0.4 4K Mixed 0.89 1
179% 1.38 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
395GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 113 115 115 115 115 MB/s
Read 124
Write 104
Mixed 65
SusWrite 114
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.47 MB/s
187GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 75 77 77 77 77 MB/s
Read 132
Write 124
Mixed 88.8
SusWrite 76
78% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.47 MB/s
158GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 82 81 82 82 80 MB/s
Read 124
Write 118
Mixed 85
SusWrite 81
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
184% 1.43 MB/s
156GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 94 93 93 92 93 MB/s
Read 96
Write 86
Mixed 60.2
SusWrite 92.6
62% 83.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
184% 1.43 MB/s
248GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 90 91 92 91 91 MB/s
Read 78
Write 76.5
Mixed 61.7
SusWrite 90.5
57% 76.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
182% 1.43 MB/s
279GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 42 38 30 54 73 MB/s
Read 110
Write 122
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 46.3
63% 85.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.6
148% 1.37 MB/s
735GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 20 24 38 68 82 MB/s
Read 25.5
Write 35.7
Mixed 32
SusWrite 41.6
25% 33.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.4
69% 0.37 MB/s
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Gaming
Gaming 74%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,038

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