Average Bench: 113% (1st of 1015)

more Based on 1,221 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD121KRYZ-01, WDC WD121KRYZ-01W0RB1, WDC WD121KRYZ-01W0RB0, WDC WD12 1KRYZ-01W0RB, WDC WD12 1KRYZ-01W0RB0, WDC WD121KRYZ-01W0RB

Outstanding average bench

The WD Gold 12TB (2017) averaged 12.7% 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 1.28MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 5.22MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Gold 12TB (2017) is 65.7%. 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 96.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 194MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,221 samples)
Min Avg Max
122 Read 197 241
122 Write 197 243
67.8 Mixed 96.1 121
115 SusWrite 194 242
125% 171 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.1 4K Read 1.58 2.96
4.1 4K Write 5.22 5.97
0.94 4K Mixed 1.28 1.6
305% 2.69 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
7.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 217 217 224 226 216 223 MB/s
Read 235
Write 241
Mixed 101
SusWrite 220
145% 199 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 1.3
305% 2.7 MB/s
69GB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 252 240 171 162 209 MB/s
Read 169
Write 180
Mixed 86.6
SusWrite 202
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 1.4
308% 2.63 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 178 179 182 184 179 MB/s
Read 170
Write 159
Mixed 92.9
SusWrite 180
110% 151 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 1.4
310% 2.67 MB/s
11TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 113 115 116 114 115 MB/s
Read 224
Write 221
Mixed 101
SusWrite 114
121% 165 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5.6
4K Mixed 1.3
306% 2.77 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 147 140 146 140 133 MB/s
Read 157
Write 188
Mixed 85.2
SusWrite 142
105% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 1
255% 2.47 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 140 141 139 141 139 MB/s
Read 138
Write 144
Mixed 84.7
SusWrite 140
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 1.4
314% 2.7 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 117 110 111 113 112 MB/s
Read 111
Write 109
Mixed 77.8
SusWrite 113
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.5
4K Mixed 1.4
303% 2.67 MB/s
123GB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 128 132 124 130 128 MB/s
Read 26.5
Write 133
Mixed 24.7
SusWrite 128
56% 77.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 7.3
4K Mixed 0.3
177% 2.6 MB/s
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS MASTER - $550

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 Comments

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8 months ago.

big and fast that what she said


Good

4 years 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

4 years ago.

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


Average

4 years ago.

nice


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Good

8 months ago.

i dont think you need that namt terabytes ;-;


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