Average Bench: 74.2% (113th of 1010)

more Based on 9,274 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 25.8% 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 0.94MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.39MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 4TB (2013) is 51.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red 4TB (2013) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 79.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 125MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,274 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.6 Read 132 178
73.9 Write 125 168
50 Mixed 79.6 107
71.8 SusWrite 126 170
85% 116 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.84 1
1.3 4K Write 2.39 2.9
0.7 4K Mixed 0.94 1.1
184% 1.39 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 158 163 162 164 164 MB/s
Read 162
Write 142
Mixed 106
SusWrite 162
105% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.63 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 125 125 126 127 123 MB/s
Read 117
Write 111
Mixed 83
SusWrite 124
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.43 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,292,318 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Sep '13
EbayUS $12412 hrs
NeweggUS $12413 hrs
BHPhotoUS $12414 hrs
OutletPCUS $13222 hrs
AmazonUS $1482 years
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Typical Red 4TB (2013) Builds (Compare 12,813 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 128%
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Desktop
Desktop 123%
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Workstation
Workstation 114%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,508

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $114
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $167SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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