Average Bench: 86.1% (57th of 1010)

Based on 132 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 13.9% 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 2.74MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 158MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) is 43.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 110MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.77MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 132 samples)
Min Avg Max
114 Read 158 209
95.4 Write 142 172
80.1 Mixed 132 166
59.2 SusWrite 110 164
101% 135 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.47 4K Read 0.77 0.99
0.86 4K Write 2.74 3.29
0.21 4K Mixed 0.3 0.64
116% 1.27 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 164 164 165 165 162 MB/s
Read 158
Write 157
Mixed 110
SusWrite 164
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
204% 1.5 MB/s
3.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 159 156 163 147 150 MB/s
Read 147
Write 163
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 154
93% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 0.9
188% 1.6 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 25 63 76 77 47 MB/s
Read 142
Write 19.5
Mixed 53
SusWrite 59.2
50% 68.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
161% 1.27 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $249 @ launch in Jul '14
BHPhotoUS $22923 months
AmazonUS $3422 months
NeweggUS $42611 months
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Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 68%
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Motherboard: Asus X99-A - $236

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,289

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Storage for 8 to 16 bay NAS solutions...

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13 months ago.

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


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