Average Bench: 77.1% (98th of 1002)

more Based on 6,570 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD40EFRX-68WT0N0, WDC WD40 EFRX-68WT0N0, WDC WD40EFRX-67N32N0, 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 22.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Red 4TB (2013) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.19MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 122MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 4TB (2013) is 45.5%. 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 0.72MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,570 samples)
Min Avg Max
89.8 Read 138 183
81.4 Write 130 168
78.5 Mixed 122 158
97.9% 130 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.37 4K Read 0.72 0.97
1.39 4K Write 2.19 2.76
0.15 4K Mixed 0.24 0.29
96.6% 1.05 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 130
Write 102
Mixed 115
87% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 2.02
4K Mixed 0.25
86% 0.93 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 82.0
4KALIGNED
Read 109
Write 122
Mixed 116
87% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.29
114% 1.24 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 113
Write 117
Mixed 118
88% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 2.26
4K Mixed 0.29
106% 1.1 MB/s
991GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 118
Write 89.1
Mixed 77.2
71% 94.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.72
4K Mixed 0.27
95% 0.93 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,216,749 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Sep '13
EbayUS $12216 mins
NeweggUS $1253 hrs
AmazonUS $14820 months
OutletPCUS $15812 hrs
BHPhotoUS $5003 hrs
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Typical Red 4TB (2013) Builds (Compare 2,482 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
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Desktop
Desktop 115%
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Workstation
Workstation 102%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $404

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,942

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