Benchmark Results: Streaming Reads/Writes, 4 KB Random Reads/Writes
The Western Digital Red drives generally deliver average to above average performance in streaming tasks. These are fairly common in a SOHO environment.
Once again, Western Digital's Red drives demonstrate slow I/O performance. Just like in Iometer’s database, file server, Web server, and workstation benchmarks, the two drives can’t hold their own against the competition.