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Western Digital Red 1TB 2.5" HDD Review - Benchmarks - Sequential Performance

By: Tyler Bernath | HDDs in Storage | Posted: Sep 3, 2013 12:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: Western Digital

HD Tune Pro


Version and / or Patch Used: 4.00

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HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:


Benchmark: measures the performance

Info: shows detailed information

Health: checks the health status by using SMART

Error Scan: scans the surface for errors

Temperature display


HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has gained popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.





Sequential read performance of the Red was top notch coming in at 120 MB/s peak with an average of 90 MB/s.




Sequential write performance landed the Red at a peak of 110 MB/s. This puts the drive in the upper half of all comparable drives.

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