Average Bench: 69% (136th of 1015)

more Based on 31,793 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 31.0% 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 2.45MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 1TB (2012) is 43%. 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 74.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 115MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 31,793 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.8 Read 124 163
73.4 Write 115 149
37.2 Mixed 74.3 102
68.5 SusWrite 116 151
78.9% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.86 1.1
1.11 4K Write 2.45 2.9
0.5 4K Mixed 0.89 1
180% 1.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
904GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 140 140 140 142 140 MB/s
Read 150
Write 144
Mixed 86.4
SusWrite 140
96% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.53 MB/s
285GB free
Firmware: 82.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 101 100 101 100 99 MB/s
Read 152
Write 135
Mixed 90.9
SusWrite 100
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.5 MB/s
500GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 125 128 128 127 128 MB/s
Read 124
Write 106
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 127
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.9
183% 1.47 MB/s
384GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 119 121 118 121 121 MB/s
Read 129
Write 127
Mixed 75.9
SusWrite 119
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.5 MB/s
499GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 115 115 115 116 116 MB/s
Read 114
Write 110
Mixed 76.2
SusWrite 115
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.3 MB/s
396GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 117 118 119 117 117 MB/s
Read 112
Write 106
Mixed 72.6
SusWrite 116
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
194% 1.4 MB/s
278GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 113 116 118 121 120 MB/s
Read 100
Write 99.2
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 115
68% 92.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
180% 1.4 MB/s
255GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 85 85 86 85 86 MB/s
Read 123
Write 107
Mixed 76
SusWrite 85.3
72% 97.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
205% 1.6 MB/s
577GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 98 97 97 97 97 MB/s
Read 107
Write 98.3
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 97.2
66% 89.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.7
165% 1.47 MB/s
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Desktop 86%
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Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,067

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 Comments

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Good

2 years 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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