Average Bench: 75.6% (104th of 1002)

Based on 2,140 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 24.3% 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 0.84MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.86MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB is 42%. 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 129MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,140 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.7 Read 134 170
87.4 Write 129 160
18 Mixed 121 162
96.4% 128 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.47 4K Read 0.84 1.15
1.35 4K Write 1.86 2.21
0.15 4K Mixed 0.21 0.24
92.7% 0.97 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 161
Write 151
Mixed 154
117% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.23
90% 0.98 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 152
Write 155
Mixed 123
107% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.96
4K Write 2.07
4K Mixed 0.23
104% 1.09 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 144
Write 146
Mixed 159
113% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.23
102% 1.07 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 143
Write 132
Mixed 141
104% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 2.12
4K Mixed 0.22
88% 0.98 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 139
Write 134
Mixed 106
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.65
4K Mixed 0.22
76% 0.79 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 112
Write 115
Mixed 135
92% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.23
74% 0.76 MB/s
183GB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 81.7
Write 112
Mixed 97.5
73% 97.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.65
4K Mixed 0.18
72% 0.78 MB/s
725GB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 101
Write 91.6
Mixed 106
75% 99.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 0.52
4K Mixed 0.22
73% 0.56 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,646,992 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $203 @ launch in Dec '13
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Gaming 105%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 110% - Outstanding Total price: $855

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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

2 years ago.

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


Good

15 months 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.


Above average

4 years ago.


Excellent

8 months ago.

Reliable I have 0S03665 & 0S04005.


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