Average Bench: 73.9% (99th of 984)

more Based on 5,233 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD40EFRX-68WT0N0, WDC WD40 EFRX-68WT0N0, WDC WD40EFRX-68W, WDC WD40 EFRX-68N32N0, WDC WD40EFRX-68N32N0, WDC WD40EFRX-68N, WD WD40EFRX-68WT0N0

Good average bench

The WD Red 4TB (2013) averaged 26.1% 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 Write Speed 2.11MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 118MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 4TB (2013) is 48.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red 4TB (2013) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.24MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.71MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,233 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.8 Read 133 179
76.3 Write 125 168
74.6 Mixed 118 155
94.1% 125 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.39 4K Read 0.71 0.96
0.94 4K Write 2.11 2.75
0.16 4K Mixed 0.24 0.3
94.9% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 128
Write 136
Mixed 132
99% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.28
115% 1.24 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 141
Write 104
Mixed 106
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.28
100% 1.01 MB/s
976GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 98.4
Write 93.6
Mixed 120
79% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.19
94% 1.04 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 94.2
Write 94.7
Mixed 75.7
66% 88.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 2.07
4K Mixed 0.22
97% 1.03 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus X99-DELUXE - $274

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,980

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