Average Bench: 116% (1st of 1015)

Based on 234 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD121KRYZ-01, WDC WD121KRYZ-01W0RB0, WDC WD12 1KRYZ-01W0RB0, WDC WD121KRYZ-01W0RB

Outstanding average bench

The WD Gold 12TB (2017) averaged 15.6% 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 1.16MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 5.28MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Gold 12TB (2017) is 54.7%. 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 112MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 198MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 234 samples)
Min Avg Max
137 Read 202 239
136 Write 204 244
70.2 Mixed 112 207
123 SusWrite 198 245
131% 179 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.71 4K Read 1.34 1.73
4.4 4K Write 5.28 6.2
0.5 4K Mixed 1.16 1.6
283% 2.6 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
10TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 205 250 248 258 252 MB/s
Read 237
Write 243
Mixed 105
SusWrite 224
148% 202 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 1.3
303% 2.67 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 146 146 147 138 144 MB/s
Read 152
Write 157
Mixed 86.7
SusWrite 144
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 1.7
317% 2.33 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,314,226 HDDs tested.

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Typical Gold 12TB (2017) Builds (Compare 895 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $796

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