Average Bench: 114% (1st of 1014)

Based on 353 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD121KRYZ-01, WDC WD121KRYZ-01W0RB0, WDC WD12 1KRYZ-01W0RB, WDC WD12 1KRYZ-01W0RB0, WDC WD121KRYZ-01W0RB

Outstanding average bench

The WD Gold 12TB (2017) averaged 14.0% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Gold 12TB (2017) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.29MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 5.36MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Gold 12TB (2017) is 56.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Gold 12TB (2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 96MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 196MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 353 samples)
Min Avg Max
134 Read 201 245
129 Write 202 245
70.2 Mixed 96 111
122 SusWrite 196 244
127% 174 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.1 4K Read 1.47 1.6
4.7 4K Write 5.36 6.1
1.1 4K Mixed 1.29 1.6
305% 2.71 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
11TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 237 243 239 243 244 243 MB/s
Read 247
Write 243
Mixed 104
SusWrite 241
152% 209 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 1.3
313% 2.77 MB/s
11TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 240 244 248 245 240 240 MB/s
Read 245
Write 243
Mixed 106
SusWrite 243
153% 209 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 1.4
320% 2.77 MB/s
11TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 240 247 245 248 243 240 MB/s
Read 237
Write 240
Mixed 105
SusWrite 244
150% 206 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 7.2
4K Mixed 1.2
329% 3.3 MB/s
667GB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 208 211 212 211 208 208 MB/s
Read 219
Write 223
Mixed 104
SusWrite 210
138% 189 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 1.3
309% 2.73 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 170 162 177 175 181 MB/s
Read 203
Write 209
Mixed 90.5
SusWrite 173
123% 169 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 1.2
296% 2.7 MB/s
9TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 188 187 182 184 179 MB/s
Read 174
Write 178
Mixed 99.5
SusWrite 183
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 1.7
347% 2.83 MB/s
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Typical Gold 12TB (2017) Builds (Compare 1,185 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $800

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 Comments

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Excellent

14 days ago.

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Good

1 month ago.

The fastest and highest capacity HDD in the market currently. Liked that naming scheme but most users aren't going to see advantages of very high capacity HDD as this HDD is intended for storing huge amount of data and is very pricey.


Good

1 month ago.

The best HD, but for specific use only because it is too expensive.


Average

4 months ago.

nice


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