Average Bench: 83.5% (53rd of 984)

more Based on 333 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 16.5% 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 2.65MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 135MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Se 4TB is 37.7%. 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 333 samples)
Min Avg Max
101 Read 148 184
102 Write 143 170
96.8 Mixed 135 160
107% 142 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.46 4K Read 0.78 1.03
0.98 4K Write 2.65 3.35
0.19 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%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 170
Write 144
Mixed 136
113% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 2.95
4K Mixed 0.27
104% 1.23 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 169
Write 142
Mixed 138
112% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 2.66
4K Mixed 0.22
96% 1.13 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 152
Write 151
Mixed 138
110% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.73
4K Mixed 0.24
103% 1.19 MB/s
638GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 147
Write 146
Mixed 152
112% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 2.42
4K Mixed 0.26
109% 1.18 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 150
Write 142
Mixed 96.1
96% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 3.08
4K Mixed 0.25
116% 1.36 MB/s
118GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 121
Write 103
Mixed 103
82% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.91
4K Mixed 0.25
87% 0.91 MB/s
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Gaming 103%
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Desktop
Desktop 73%
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Workstation
Workstation 71%
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Motherboard: Asus X79-DELUXE - $247

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $1,509

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