Average Bench: 34.3% (655th of 984)

more Based on 506 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD740GD-00FLA2, WDC WD740GD-75FLA0, WDC WD740GD-00NLR1, WDC WD740GD-32FLA0, WDC WD74 0GD-00FLC0, WDC WD740GD-00FLA1, WDC WD740GD-00FLA0, WDC WD740GD-00FLC0, WDC WD74 0GD-75FLA0, WDC WD740GD-75FLA1, WDC WD740GD-50FLA2, WDC WD740GD-50FLA1, WDC WD740GD-50FLC0, WDC WD740GD-50FL, WDC WD740GD-41FLC2, WDC WD74 0GD-00FLA2, WDC WD74 0GD-50FLC0, WDC WD74 0GD-00FLA1, WDC WD740GD-00FL, WDC WD74 0GD-00FLA0, WDC WD74 0GD-50FLA2, WDC WD74 0GD-50FLA1

Poor average bench

The WD WD740GD-00FLA2 74GB averaged 65.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.47MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.86MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD740GD-00FLA2 74GB is just 13.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD WD740GD-00FLA2 74GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 56.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 62.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 506 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.6 Read 56.7 66.7
50.6 Write 62.2 70.3
34.6 Mixed 53.4 65.6
43.1% 57.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.23 4K Read 0.7 0.93
1.15 4K Write 1.86 2.13
0.2 4K Mixed 0.47 0.58
116% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
69GB free
Firmware: 33.08F33 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 66.7
Write 70.1
Mixed 57.2
48% 64.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 2.05
4K Mixed 0.54
133% 1.15 MB/s
36GB free
Firmware: 33.08F33 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 63.7
Write 66.8
Mixed 61.5
48% 64 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 2.15
4K Mixed 0.58
144% 1.22 MB/s
58GB free
Firmware: 31.08F31 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 62.5
Write 67
Mixed 48.5
44% 59.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.55
135% 1.16 MB/s
37GB free
Firmware: 33.08F33 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 62.1
Write 63.9
Mixed 61.4
47% 62.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.47
113% 1.02 MB/s
42GB free
Firmware: 33.08F33 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 63
Write 62.8
Mixed 58.7
46% 61.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 0.56
4K Mixed 0.14
40% 0.35 MB/s
6GB free
Firmware: 33.08F33 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
!4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 50.8
Write 51.1
Mixed 53.1
39% 51.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.53
126% 1.06 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,353,092 HDDs tested.

Typical WD740GD-00FLA2 74GB Builds (Compare 441 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

System: Alienware Aurora-R3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $788

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