Average Bench: 71.5% (105th of 979)

more Based on 2,598 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 28.4% 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 2.03MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 112MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 4TB (2013) is 44.5%. 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. Sequential Write Speed 119MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,598 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.1 Read 130 175
76.3 Write 119 153
68.7 Mixed 112 146
90.5% 120 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.39 4K Read 0.69 0.91
0.97 4K Write 2.03 2.57
0.15 4K Mixed 0.24 0.29
92.6% 0.99 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 135
Write 109
Mixed 109
88% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.26
95% 1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 113
Write 123
Mixed 121
90% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 1.91
4K Mixed 0.29
103% 1.01 MB/s
639GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 118
Write 91.2
Mixed 89.7
75% 99.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.25
88% 0.85 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 109
Write 97
Mixed 103
78% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 2.23
4K Mixed 0.26
105% 1.11 MB/s
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Typical Red 4TB (2013) Builds (Compare 2,027 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
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Desktop
Desktop 105%
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Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus X99-DELUXE - $389

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,803

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