Average Bench: 83.3% (58th of 984)

more Based on 300 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD4000F9YZ-09N20L0, WDC WD4000F9YZ-0, WDC WD4000F9YZ-09N20, WDC WD4000F9YZ-09N20L1, WDC WD4000F9YZ-76N20L1, WDC WD4000F9YZ-79N20L0, WDC WD40 00F9YZ-09N20L1, WDC WD40 00F9YZ-09N20L0

The WD Se is an enterprise class drive designed for use in a NAS or data warehouse. Unlike the Enterprise Xe, which focuses on maximum data throughput, the focus of the Se is on balanced performance, power consumption and reliability. We only have one sample for this drive at present so for now we can't draw any robust conclusions. Based on the data we do have, in terms of value for money the WD Se lands in the middle of the (scarce) 4TB pack, besting the (2012) 4TB black by just 3.4%. From a performance perspective, with both peak and average read/writes coming in at 137/136 MB/s it's hard to tell at this point because we don't know whether to take those figures as peak or average. As averages they are very strong and as peak figures they are relatively weak. We will update this summary when we have more data. In the mean time the Seagate Desktop HDD1.5 remains our 4TB pick. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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Very good average bench

The WD Se 4TB averaged just 16.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Se 4TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.64MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 134MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Se 4TB is 38.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Se 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.27MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.78MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 300 samples)
Min Avg Max
100 Read 147 185
101 Write 143 169
95.3 Mixed 134 160
106% 141 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.46 4K Read 0.78 1.01
0.93 4K Write 2.64 3.28
0.2 4K Mixed 0.27 0.35
111% 1.23 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 160
Write 148
Mixed 138
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.71
4K Mixed 0.25
101% 1.17 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.0
4KALIGNED
Read 150
Write 149
Mixed 139
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.98
4K Write 2.92
4K Mixed 0.28
126% 1.39 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 142
Write 147
Mixed 112
100% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.16
4K Write 3.16
4K Mixed 0.3
140% 1.54 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 128
Write 120
Mixed 109
89% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 3.03
4K Mixed 0.25
115% 1.34 MB/s
359GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 115
Write 117
Mixed 111
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 3.05
4K Mixed 0.22
102% 1.26 MB/s
509GB free
Firmware: 01.01A02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 110
Write 117
Mixed 105
83% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 2.95
4K Mixed 0.25
118% 1.35 MB/s
113GB free
Firmware: 0
4KALIGNED
Read 113
Write 94.7
Mixed 87.8
74% 98.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.26
100% 1.12 MB/s
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Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus X79-DELUXE - $247

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,377

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