Average Bench: 78.9% (74th of 979)

Based on 956 user benchmarks.  Model: HGST HDN724040ALE640

The HGST Deskstar NAS is one of the few NAS drives to feature a 7,200 RPM rotational speed. This relatively high rotational speed helps the 4TB Deskstar NAS achieve a 4k read/write speed of 1.14/2.2 MB/s. 1.14 MB/s is actually the highest 4K read speed I have seen to date on a 4TB drive. In terms of sequential read/write speeds the Deskstar NAS clocked in at 161/144 MB/s which are also a reasonable set of scores. Overall the Deskstar NAS scored an effective speed of 116 MB/s which despite being 14% below the group leaders, is still second place for a 4TB capacity drive. With 4TB of capacity and an above average performance profile the HGST Deskstar NAS represents very good value for money. [Mar '14 HDrivePro]

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Good average bench

The HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB averaged 21.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.89MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB is 37.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.21MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 136MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 956 samples)
Min Avg Max
95.5 Read 139 169
95.7 Write 136 165
18.9 Mixed 123 161
99.6% 133 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.49 4K Read 0.89 1.15
1.33 4K Write 1.9 2.25
0.16 4K Mixed 0.21 0.24
96.2% 1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 155
Write 166
Mixed 151
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 1.09
4K Write 2.29
4K Mixed 0.24
115% 1.21 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 144
Write 93.3
Mixed 147
97% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.99
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.17
94% 1 MB/s
140GB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 120
Write 100
Mixed 114
84% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.18
70% 0.81 MB/s
46GB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 93.2
Write 89.1
Mixed 87.7
68% 90 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.17
83% 0.92 MB/s
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Typical Deskstar NAS 4TB Builds (Compare 11,997 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $149

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,037

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 Comments

7200 RPM, 64MB cache buffer and 6Gb/s SATA interface for fast data access...

Kit Numbers: H3IKNAS40003272SN, H3IKNAS40003272SE, H3IKNAS40003272SA, H3IKNAS40003272SJ
SKUs: 0S03664, 0S03665, 0S03666, 0S03667

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cannot ask for more. the only NAS drive in its class with an active sensor to make sure the data is accessed accurately even with vibrations. I love the HGST drives and agree with backblaze that they are significantly better than the competition.—Sep '14


Good

13 months ago.

Most reliable hard drive , have the least failure rate amongst Seagate and WD . 0.7%


Good

11 days ago.

We are system arcitects, first we have had seagates at our client storages, now we are HGST Premium Partner. For me is the importest factor, that we have the same damaged disks from few seagate clients, than the hole hgst clients. So this Product is much more stable than the others, that the importest factor for me. Because a damaged disk could slow down the hole storage, if the damage is not seen in the Smart Protocol... Thats a very important fact that we use HGST now, and only HGST. Thanks.


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3 years ago.


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