Western Digital Red WD100EFAX 10TB Review (Page 6 of 11)

Page 6 - Benchmark: HD Tach

About HD Tach

HD Tach is a low level hardware benchmark for random access read/write storage devices such as hard drives, removable drives (ZIP/JAZZ), flash devices, and RAID arrays. HD Tach uses custom device drivers and other low level Windows interfaces to bypass as many layers of software as possible and get as close to the physical performance of the device possible.

From: Developer's Page

Now, it is the time for good old HD Tach. While HD Tach is more of a 'drag race' than a clear indication of real life performance, and has been around for a really long time, it is an excellent storage performance reference between hard drives for more than the last decade. Back in the days, if your average speed exceeded 60MB/s, you have a seriously fast drive. Where does the Western Digital Red WD100EFAX 10TB come in? With an average read speed of 201.2MB/s and tested random access time of 9.5ms, this is mind-blowingly fast for a 5,400RPM mechanical hard drive. But how does it compare against the competition? The 7,200RPM Seagate IronWolf ST10000VN0004 10TB came in at 244.5MB/s, and the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD V.5 8TB came in at 240.6MB/s. For 5,400RPM drives, the Red WD80EFZX clocked in at 182.1MB/s, and the Red WD60EFRX pulled 176.5MB/s in the same test.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Features, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 9.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark 7
10. NAS Performance, Power Consumption
11. Conclusion