Average Bench: 112% (1st of 1015)

more Based on 705 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 12.1% 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 1.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 5.28MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Gold 12TB (2017) is 64.6%. 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 95.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 194MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 705 samples)
Min Avg Max
118 Read 196 241
127 Write 198 241
67.1 Mixed 95.1 111
116 SusWrite 194 241
125% 171 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.2 4K Read 1.59 2.43
4.2 4K Write 5.28 6
1 4K Mixed 1.3 1.6
308% 2.72 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 232 228 231 237 236 MB/s
Read 223
Write 223
Mixed 102
SusWrite 233
142% 195 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1.7
316% 2.23 MB/s
8TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 229 225 229 233 228 226 MB/s
Read 224
Write 234
Mixed 102
SusWrite 228
144% 197 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 5.7
4K Mixed 1.3
312% 2.83 MB/s
8TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 213 214 218 216 215 211 MB/s
Read 235
Write 238
Mixed 93.4
SusWrite 214
142% 195 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 5.5
4K Mixed 1.3
309% 2.77 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 187 190 186 192 196 MB/s
Read 240
Write 235
Mixed 104
SusWrite 190
140% 192 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 1.2
294% 2.67 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 115 114 113 119 119 MB/s
Read 198
Write 226
Mixed 107
SusWrite 116
119% 162 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 5.5
4K Mixed 1.2
298% 2.73 MB/s
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Typical Gold 12TB (2017) Builds (Compare 16,094 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 178%
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Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 205%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS MASTER - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,696

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 Comments

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Excellent

11 months ago.

big and fast


Good

16 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

15 months ago.

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


Average

18 months ago.

nice


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


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