Average Bench: 75.5% (100th of 995)

more Based on 5,571 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 24.5% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.15MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 120MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 4TB (2013) is 49.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red 4TB (2013) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.23MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.71MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 5,571 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.7 Read 136 181
77.5 Write 127 168
70.2 Mixed 120 158
95.9% 128 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.39 4K Read 0.71 0.96
0.9 4K Write 2.15 2.79
0.15 4K Mixed 0.23 0.29
95.5% 1.03 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 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 157
Write 157
Mixed 152
117% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.98
4K Write 2.36
4K Mixed 0.28
115% 1.21 MB/s
263GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 137
Write 97.8
Mixed 93.5
82% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.27
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.14
62% 0.75 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,300,895 HDDs tested.


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Desktop 84%
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Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

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