Average Bench: 111% (1st of 1015)

more Based on 636 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 10.7% 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 1.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 5.26MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Gold 12TB (2017) is 65.1%. 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 192MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 636 samples)
Min Avg Max
116 Read 193 242
125 Write 196 241
62.6 Mixed 94.6 112
120 SusWrite 192 241
123% 169 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.2 4K Read 1.59 2.5
4 4K Write 5.26 6
0.9 4K Mixed 1.3 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%
8TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 226 227 236 235 228 237 MB/s
Read 225
Write 212
Mixed 66.9
SusWrite 231
133% 184 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 0.4
191% 2.23 MB/s
11TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 217 214 223 225 228 216 MB/s
Read 215
Write 210
Mixed 102
SusWrite 221
136% 187 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 1.4
299% 2.5 MB/s
7TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 195 191 195 197 202 MB/s
Read 229
Write 220
Mixed 102
SusWrite 195
136% 187 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 1.4
314% 2.73 MB/s
6.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 211 202 211 213 212 MB/s
Read 210
Write 214
Mixed 102
SusWrite 210
134% 184 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 6.3
4K Mixed 1.3
324% 3.03 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 168 153 159 155 162 MB/s
Read 241
Write 241
Mixed 106
SusWrite 162
137% 187 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 5.8
4K Mixed 1.2
303% 2.83 MB/s
25GB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 133 129 134 141 132 MB/s
Read 124
Write 134
Mixed 66.7
SusWrite 133
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 6.7
4K Mixed 1.1
280% 2.87 MB/s
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Typical Gold 12TB (2017) Builds (Compare 13,805 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 111%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS MASTER - $320

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,372

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 Comments

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Excellent

9 months ago.

big and fast


Good

14 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

13 months ago.

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


Average

16 months ago.

nice


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


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