Average Bench: 68.3% (142nd of 1015)

more Based on 16,527 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 31.6% 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 0.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.46MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 1TB (2012) is 44.9%. 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 74.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 114MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,527 samples)
Min Avg Max
74 Read 124 161
67.6 Write 117 149
44.3 Mixed 74.6 100
63.1 SusWrite 114 151
78.9% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.87 1.1
0.8 4K Write 2.46 3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.9 1
182% 1.41 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
294GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 134 135 124 134 134 MB/s
Read 128
Write 110
Mixed 76.3
SusWrite 132
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.43 MB/s
667GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 115 112 114 112 115 MB/s
Read 110
Write 115
Mixed 52
SusWrite 113
71% 97.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
146% 1.13 MB/s
441GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 98 98 76 97 98 MB/s
Read 128
Write 123
Mixed 84.5
SusWrite 94.1
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.47 MB/s
232GB free
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 95 97 97 97 97 MB/s
Read 103
Write 101
Mixed 93.3
SusWrite 96.5
73% 98.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.7
157% 1.37 MB/s
867GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 103 105 104 105 105 MB/s
Read 62.5
Write 58.8
Mixed 47.2
SusWrite 104
50% 68.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
182% 1.4 MB/s
584GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 93 95 93 97 93 MB/s
Read 54.7
Write 58.2
Mixed 70.5
SusWrite 94.2
52% 69.4 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
186% 1.43 MB/s
202GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 15 16 13 15 17 MB/s
Read 22.5
Write 27.3
Mixed 19.3
SusWrite 14.9
16% 21 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.1
21% 0.17 MB/s
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Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

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