Average Bench: 78.9% (74th of 979)

Based on 956 user benchmarks.  Model: HGST HDN724040ALE640

Good average bench

The HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB averaged 21.0% 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 0.89MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB is 37.4%. 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 136MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 956 samples)
Min Avg Max
95.5 Read 139 169
95.7 Write 136 165
18.9 Mixed 123 161
99.6% 133 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.49 4K Read 0.89 1.15
1.33 4K Write 1.9 2.25
0.16 4K Mixed 0.21 0.24
96.2% 1 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 179
Write 145
Mixed 166
124% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.06
4K Write 2.03
4K Mixed 0.24
108% 1.11 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 155
Write 166
Mixed 151
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 1.09
4K Write 2.29
4K Mixed 0.24
115% 1.21 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 160
Write 158
Mixed 160
120% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 2.02
4K Mixed 0.22
101% 1.06 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 166
Write 141
Mixed 155
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1.09
4K Write 1.98
4K Mixed 0.21
106% 1.09 MB/s
801GB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 127
Write 146
Mixed 118
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 1.02
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.19
95% 0.96 MB/s
140GB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 120
Write 100
Mixed 114
84% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.18
70% 0.81 MB/s
358GB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 102
Write 81.1
Mixed 83.2
67% 88.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.99
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.24
104% 1.06 MB/s
46GB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 93.2
Write 89.1
Mixed 87.7
68% 90 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.17
83% 0.92 MB/s
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Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $149

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,022

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