Average Bench: 67.4% (148th of 1015)

more Based on 27,158 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD10EFRX-68JCSN0, WD10EFRX-68PJCN, WDC WD10 EFRX-68JCSN0, WD10EFRX-68FYTN0, WDC WD10EFRX-68FYTN0, WD WD10EFRX-68JCSN0, WDC WD10 EFRX-68FYTN0, WDC WD10EFRX-68J, WDC WD10EFRX-68EUZN0, WDC WD10EFRX-68P, WDC WD10EFRX-68PJCN0, WDC WD10EFRX-6BJCSN0, WDC WD10 EFRX-68PJCN0, WDC WD10EFRX-68F

Above average average bench

The WD Red 1TB (2012) averaged 32.5% 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 2.39MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 1TB (2012) is 45.3%. 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 73.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 113MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,158 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.7 Read 122 161
70.3 Write 115 148
35.9 Mixed 73.6 98.3
65.9 SusWrite 113 150
77.7% 106 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.86 1.1
0.76 4K Write 2.39 2.94
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%
856GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 140 140 142 142 140 MB/s
Read 158
Write 129
Mixed 78
SusWrite 140
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
205% 1.6 MB/s
696GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 140 138 140 141 141 MB/s
Read 145
Write 137
Mixed 85.8
SusWrite 140
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.53 MB/s
383GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 113 112 114 114 115 MB/s
Read 143
Write 141
Mixed 92.5
SusWrite 113
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.5 MB/s
51GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 82 82 82 81 81 MB/s
Read 168
Write 141
Mixed 95.8
SusWrite 81.4
90% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.5 MB/s
51GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 81 82 82 81 81 MB/s
Read 158
Write 148
Mixed 88.8
SusWrite 81.2
88% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.47 MB/s
456GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 112 112 111 109 110 MB/s
Read 125
Write 115
Mixed 70.8
SusWrite 110
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.47 MB/s
256GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 117 131 145 103 130 MB/s
Read 117
Write 106
Mixed 45.9
SusWrite 119
71% 97 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.3
61% 0.47 MB/s
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 46 51 69 79 75 MB/s
Read 70
Write 70.7
Mixed 58.8
SusWrite 61.2
48% 65.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
177% 1.27 MB/s
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Desktop 88%
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Workstation 91%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $121

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $981

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 Comments

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Good

12 months ago.

Not better speed but very stable speed with low cache memory and only 5400RPM For that price you get faster or more memory or both but .... with WD i have long year good expirience


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