Average Bench: 111% (1st of 1015)

Based on 572 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 11.1% 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 1.31MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 5.3MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Gold 12TB (2017) is 63.9%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WD Gold 12TB (2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 94.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 193MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 572 samples)
Min Avg Max
114 Read 194 244
121 Write 196 244
61.8 Mixed 94.6 111
120 SusWrite 193 244
124% 169 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.1 4K Read 1.56 2.2
4.58 4K Write 5.3 6.1
1.1 4K Mixed 1.31 1.6
309% 2.72 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: 247 242 248 234 242 240 MB/s
Read 249
Write 238
Mixed 108
SusWrite 242
153% 209 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 7.7
4K Mixed 1.1
332% 3.47 MB/s
10TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 241 237 236 238 245 237 MB/s
Read 240
Write 229
Mixed 100
SusWrite 239
147% 202 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5.7
4K Mixed 1.2
306% 2.83 MB/s
8.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 205 195 220 229 222 MB/s
Read 219
Write 226
Mixed 99.4
SusWrite 210
138% 189 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 8
4K Mixed 1.1
337% 3.57 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 155 160 157 153 155 MB/s
Read 196
Write 203
Mixed 100
SusWrite 156
120% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 1.2
292% 2.63 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 170 171 170 167 172 MB/s
Read 158
Write 150
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 170
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 1.6
325% 2.6 MB/s
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Typical Gold 12TB (2017) Builds (Compare 10,474 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 96%
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Workstation
Workstation 115%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS MASTER - $439

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,515

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 Comments

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Excellent

6 months ago.

big and fast


Good

11 months 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

10 months ago.

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


Average

13 months ago.

nice


Excellent

3 months ago.

And now in an 18TB version for under $600.


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