Average Bench: 88.1% (40th of 984)

Based on 81 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD4001FFSX-68JNUN0, WDC WD4001FFSX-68JNU, WDC WD4001FFSX-6, WDC WD40 01FFSX-68JNUN0

The new 4TB WD Red Pro is an upgraded version of WD's popular Red NAS (Network Attached Storage). The Pro Reds have a rotation speed of 7200 RPM unlike their regular Red counterparts which are marketed as "IntelliPower" but actually spin at fixed speeds of 5400 or 5700 RPM depending on the exact model. Comparing the regular 3TB Red and the 4TB Pro shows that the pro version is significantly faster across the board. The biggest performance gains are seen in the small file 4K area and are a direct consequence of lower access times due to the higher rotation speed of the Pro Red. As well as offering better performance the Pro Reds have 5 year warranties vs 3 years on the regular Reds. Unfortunately it's not all good news as the Pro Red is priced around 50% higher than its regular Red sibling and thus currently represents average value for money at best. [Oct '14 HDrivePro]

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Very good average bench

The WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) averaged just 11.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.81MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 138MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) is 42%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.27MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.81MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 81 samples)
Min Avg Max
117 Read 160 215
97.1 Write 146 174
83.6 Mixed 138 166
111% 148 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.51 4K Read 0.81 0.99
2.36 4K Write 2.81 3.33
0.21 4K Mixed 0.27 0.35
116% 1.3 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 81.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 246
Write 140
Mixed 137
130% 174 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 2.96
4K Mixed 0.2
106% 1.28 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 182
Write 164
Mixed 166
129% 171 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 2.84
4K Mixed 0.25
117% 1.32 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 162
Write 162
Mixed 154
120% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 3.09
4K Mixed 0.27
127% 1.43 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 175
Write 134
Mixed 146
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.25
108% 1.26 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 147
Write 142
Mixed 138
107% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.78
4K Mixed 0.34
127% 1.34 MB/s
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BHPhotoUS $229.0013 months ago.
AmazonUS $259.991 day ago.
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Desktop 68%
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Workstation
Workstation 41%
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Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $966

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Storage for 8 to 16 bay NAS solutions...

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In use for 7 months in my 4 bay NAS. Good performance. Excellent warranty.


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