Average Bench: 89.2% (28th of 1015)

Based on 1,763 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD100EFAX-68LHPN0, WDC WD100EFAX-68, WDC WD10 0EFAX-68LHPN0, WDC WD100EFAX-68LHPN, WDC WD10 0EFAX-68LHPN

Very good average bench

The WD Red 10TB (2017) averaged just 10.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Red 10TB (2017) near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.07MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 5.07MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 10TB (2017) is 54.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red 10TB (2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 90.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 153MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,763 samples)
Min Avg Max
97.8 Read 157 205
100 Write 159 202
61.6 Mixed 90.4 110
99.8 SusWrite 153 201
102% 140 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.1 4K Read 1.93 2.6
4.2 4K Write 5.07 7.2
0.8 4K Mixed 1.07 1.3
293% 2.69 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
8TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 185 187 191 184 188 MB/s
Read 188
Write 184
Mixed 99.3
SusWrite 188
121% 165 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 6.3
4K Mixed 1
290% 2.93 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 175 180 172 176 182 MB/s
Read 172
Write 168
Mixed 93.5
SusWrite 177
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 7.2
4K Mixed 0.9
283% 3.1 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 170 176 172 168 167 MB/s
Read 158
Write 174
Mixed 108
SusWrite 171
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 2.3
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 1
296% 2.7 MB/s
741GB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 132 131 127 127 129 MB/s
Read 113
Write 127
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 129
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 1.1
289% 2.5 MB/s
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Desktop 94%
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Workstation 130%

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $193

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