Average Bench: 92.1% (18th of 1015)

Based on 1,295 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD100EFAX-68LHPN0, WDC WD100EFAX-68, WDC WD10 0EFAX-68LHPN0, WDC WD100EFAX-68LHPN, WDC WD10 0EFAX-68LHPN

Excellent average bench

The WD Red 10TB (2017) averaged just 7.9% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.09MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 5.13MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 10TB (2017) is 53%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red 10TB (2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 90.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 159MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,295 samples)
Min Avg Max
102 Read 161 201
105 Write 166 205
63.3 Mixed 90.6 108
98.5 SusWrite 159 201
106% 144 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.2 4K Read 1.95 2.6
4.4 4K Write 5.13 7.3
0.9 4K Mixed 1.09 1.3
298% 2.73 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
9TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 126 161 184 156 154 MB/s
Read 188
Write 195
Mixed 82.6
SusWrite 160
114% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.9
236% 2.37 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 173 172 163 163 173 MB/s
Read 177
Write 182
Mixed 98.5
SusWrite 170
115% 157 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 5.9
4K Mixed 1.2
305% 2.87 MB/s
6.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 176 179 170 178 183 MB/s
Read 166
Write 177
Mixed 95.3
SusWrite 178
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 6.8
4K Mixed 1.2
313% 3.1 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 121 125 123 125 128 MB/s
Read 183
Write 186
Mixed 94
SusWrite 125
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.3
295% 2.57 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 104 115 110 110 108 MB/s
Read 136
Write 117
Mixed 115
SusWrite 108
89% 119 MB/s
4K Read 4.5
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 1.2
421% 3.7 MB/s
143GB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 6.2 8.7 25 96 90 MB/s
Read 102
Write 111
Mixed 68
SusWrite 45.6
60% 81.7 MB/s
4K Read 2.3
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 1.2
320% 2.8 MB/s
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Typical Red 10TB (2017) Builds (Compare 4,408 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 96%
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Workstation 115%
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Motherboard: MSI MEG X570 UNIFY (MS-7C35) - $461

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,537

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