Average Bench: 93.1% (15th of 1015)

Based on 799 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD100EFAX-68LHPN0, WDC WD100EFAX-68, WDC WD10 0EFAX-68LHPN0, WDC WD100EFAX-68LHPN

Excellent average bench

The WD Red 10TB (2017) averaged just 6.8% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.09MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 5.11MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 10TB (2017) is 51.9%. 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 90.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 161MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 799 samples)
Min Avg Max
102 Read 161 202
106 Write 168 208
62.1 Mixed 90.9 110
102 SusWrite 162 202
107% 146 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.2 4K Read 1.94 2.67
4.3 4K Write 5.11 7.3
0.8 4K Mixed 1.09 1.4
297% 2.71 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
7.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 197 196 192 193 192 MB/s
Read 200
Write 211
Mixed 101
SusWrite 194
129% 176 MB/s
4K Read 2.5
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 1.1
310% 2.7 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 140 137 137 142 138 MB/s
Read 180
Write 191
Mixed 102
SusWrite 138
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 2.2
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 1
301% 2.83 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 151 154 159 149 153 MB/s
Read 165
Write 168
Mixed 93
SusWrite 152
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 1
281% 2.6 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 136 137 135 142 134 MB/s
Read 162
Write 167
Mixed 94.5
SusWrite 136
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 1
273% 2.5 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 148 142 152 151 140 MB/s
Read 140
Write 150
Mixed 90
SusWrite 147
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.3
316% 2.73 MB/s
173GB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 108 105 103 108 101 MB/s
Read 174
Write 177
Mixed 92.4
SusWrite 106
101% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 1.2
300% 2.6 MB/s
959GB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 113 115 113 116 113 MB/s
Read 109
Write 120
Mixed 80.3
SusWrite 115
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 1.2
324% 2.83 MB/s
8GB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 119 126 112 109 85 MB/s
Read 102
Write 112
Mixed 61
SusWrite 110
70% 96.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.9
262% 2.5 MB/s
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Typical Red 10TB (2017) Builds (Compare 1,276 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 55%
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Desktop
Desktop 66%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-AX370M-Gaming 3-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $396

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