WD Ultrastar DC HC510 10TB SATA Hard Drive Review

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HGST WD Ultrastar DC HC510 10TB NAS Storage Benchmarks

We ran a pair of the HGST WD Ultrastar DC HC510 10TB drives in RAID 1 on our QNAP TVS-951X test platform to test how these drives would perform in a NAS.

HGST Ultrastar DC HC510 10TB QNAP TVS 951X Angled View
HGST WD Ultrastar DC HC510 10TB QNAP TVS 951X Angled View

The QNAP TVS-951X is a high-end NAS that offers built-in 10GbE networking, this would be a perfect platform to push our hard drives to the limits that typical NAS boxes can handle. In testing, we only used the two WD Ultrastar DC HC510 10TB drives in RAID 1, no other hard drives were installed.

Parkdale NAS test

Parkdale is a fast benchmark which reports sequential read and write performance numbers. Parkdale also allows us to test mounted volumes and we use this test for a fast benchmark to check out initial performance numbers.

HGST Ultrastar DC HC510 10TB Parkdale NAS Test
WD Ultrastar DC HC510 10TB Parkdale NAS Test

We can see most modern hard drives appear at the top of the chart with WD 4TB Red and Seagate 4TB Ironwolfs in the middle, these are fairly common hard drives for typical NAS units today. Newer large capacity hard drives show up at the top. In this test, the HGST WD Ultrastar DC HC510 10TB drives perform very well and take the top results easily.

NAS Performance Tester 1.7

NAS Performance Tester 1.7 is a free utility that measures read and write performance in megabytes per second of network attached storage. It runs fairly quickly which can give you a good idea on how your NAS is performing.

HGST Ultrastar DC HC510 10TB NAS Performance Tester
HGST Ultrastar DC HC510 10TB NAS Performance Tester

File size and loop count adjustments can be made to fit whatever storage scenario you wish to test. Read speeds were good, but write speeds were generally excellent. Both figures were very close to the WD 10TB Red Pro drives we tested.

Intel NAS Performance Toolkit

The Intel NAS Performance Toolkit (Intel NASPT) is a file system exerciser and analysis tool designed to enable performance comparisons between network-attached storage (NAS) devices.

HGST Ultrastar DC HC510 10TB Intel NAS Performance Toolkit Part 1
HGST WD Ultrastar DC HC510 10TB Intel NAS Performance Toolkit Part 1

HD Video playback and record is not difficult for modern NAS units and the majority of our HDD’s tested rather well, older drives fell to the bottom of the charts, while large capacity modern drives handled these benchmarks with outstanding results.

HGST Ultrastar DC HC510 10TB Intel NAS Performance Toolkit Part 2
HGST WD Ultrastar DC HC510 10TB Intel NAS Performance Toolkit Part 2
HGST Ultrastar DC HC510 10TB Intel NAS Performance Toolkit Part 3
HGST WD Ultrastar DC HC510 10TB Intel NAS Performance Toolkit Part 3

Directory copies to and from the NAS pose the biggest performance hit, especially when large numbers of directories are involved. The HGST WD Ultrastar DC HC510 10TB drives score top results in these tests.

This is a newer data set that we are building so expect us to add newer and larger hard drives over time.

Lastly, let’s look at drive temperatures and finish up with our conclusion.

1 COMMENT

  1. I think you missed the point why people buy He drives. You buy them for durability and very hight AFR under load. Other drives have highter failure rates.

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