Average Bench: 81.9% (71st of 1015)

more Based on 1,775 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3000FYYZ-01UL1B1, WD3000FYYZ-01UL1, WDC WD3000FYYZ-01UL1B0, WDC WD3000FYYZ-01UL1B3, WDC WD3000FYYZ-01UL1B2, WDC WD3000FYYZ-48J7HB1, WDC WD3000FYYZ-0, WDC WD3000FYYZ-90UL1B0, WD3000FYYZ-12, WDC WD3000FYYZ-36UL1B0, WDC WD3000FYYZ-01UL1, WDC WD3000FYYZ-50UL1B0, WDC WD3000FYYZ-05UL1B0, WDC WD3000FYYZ-05UL1, WDC WD30 00FYYZ-05UL1B0, WDC WD3000FYYZ-03UL1B1, WDC WD3000FYYZ-03UL1B2, WDC WD3000FYYZ-03UL1B3, WDC WD30 00FYYZ-01UL1B1, WD3000FYYZ-01UL1B0, WD3000FYYZ-01UL1B1, WDC WD30 00FYYZ-01UL1B0, WD3000FYYZ-01UL1B2, WDC WD30 00FYYZ-50UL1B0, WDC WD30 00FYYZ-01UL1B3, WDC WD30 00FYYZ-01UL1B2

The WD Re is an enterprise grade Hard Drive which is able to handle up to 550 TB of data transfers per year. The Re drive has a solid performance profile but it only matches its significantly cheaper WD Black desktop counterpart. Both the Black and the Re have five year warranties and both drives are available in capacities up to 4TB. Comparing the 2013 2TB WD Black and the 3TB Re shows that the two drives have a similar performance profiles with effective speeds of around 130 MBps. Considering that the equivalent capacity black is around 15% cheaper there is, unsurprisingly, little incentive for most consumers to consider the enterprise Re. [Oct '14 HDrivePro]

Very good average bench

The WD Re 3TB (2012) averaged just 18.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Re 3TB (2012) near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.05MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.22MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Re 3TB (2012) is 42.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Re 3TB (2012) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 86.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 136MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,775 samples)
Min Avg Max
95.1 Read 147 178
90 Write 136 162
60.2 Mixed 86.9 105
89.6 SusWrite 138 165
93.4% 127 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.81 1
2.23 4K Write 3.22 3.7
0.9 4K Mixed 1.05 1.2
210% 1.69 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.04Q.9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 150 152 151 151 151 MB/s
Read 154
Write 128
Mixed 77.1
SusWrite 151
93% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.1
229% 1.83 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01K04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 148 147 147 149 149 MB/s
Read 149
Write 145
Mixed 92.6
SusWrite 148
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1
210% 1.73 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 00.0NS00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 145 147 147 142 148 MB/s
Read 149
Write 136
Mixed 96.1
SusWrite 142
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1
210% 1.73 MB/s
698GB free
Firmware: 00.0NS00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 124 126 125 125 125 MB/s
Read 132
Write 129
Mixed 80
SusWrite 125
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.63 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $201 @ launch in May '12
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Typical Re 3TB (2012) Builds (Compare 81,747 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $109

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $933

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