Average Bench: 83% (58th of 984)

more Based on 376 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 16.9% 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 2.66MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 134MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Se 4TB is 38.3%. 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 376 samples)
Min Avg Max
98.7 Read 147 184
101 Write 142 169
95.3 Mixed 134 160
106% 141 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.46 4K Read 0.78 1.02
1.12 4K Write 2.66 3.32
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%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 177
Write 156
Mixed 148
120% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.16
87% 0.97 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 168
Write 153
Mixed 142
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 2.74
4K Mixed 0.22
106% 1.23 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 151
Write 162
Mixed 156
118% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.04
4K Mixed 0.23
116% 1.36 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 140
Write 162
Mixed 148
113% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1.01
4K Write 2.96
4K Mixed 0.29
129% 1.42 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 147
Write 135
Mixed 141
106% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.76
4K Mixed 0.26
119% 1.31 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 132
Write 123
Mixed 123
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.63
4K Mixed 0.23
113% 1.26 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 119
Write 122
Mixed 115
90% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 2.93
4K Mixed 0.32
126% 1.37 MB/s
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Approx. $275 @ launch in May '13
BHPhotoUS $22918 months
AmazonUS $2308 mins
EbayUS $28620 mins
NeweggUS $3702 days
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Typical Se 4TB Builds (Compare 862 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $662

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