Average Bench: 85.4% (56th of 1010)

Based on 144 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 14.5% 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. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.36MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) is 45.5%. 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 123MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.78MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 144 samples)
Min Avg Max
116 Read 156 208
97.3 Write 142 172
76.1 Mixed 129 166
59.2 SusWrite 123 164
102% 137 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.48 4K Read 0.78 1
0.92 4K Write 2.74 3.33
0.21 4K Mixed 0.36 1
123% 1.29 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 152 156 155 154 154 MB/s
Read 147
Write 148
Mixed 124
SusWrite 154
106% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
212% 1.6 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 139 139 139 135 142 MB/s
Read 135
Write 138
Mixed 95.3
SusWrite 137
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.9
185% 1.53 MB/s
504GB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 119 120 121 120 120 MB/s
Read 120
Write 110
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 120
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
182% 1.4 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 71 75 73 72 78 MB/s
Read 141
Write 132
Mixed 73.7
SusWrite 72.7
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.2
231% 1.73 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $249 @ launch in Jul '14
BHPhotoUS $2292 years
AmazonUS $33212 hrs
NeweggUS $42613 months
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Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus X99-A - $236

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $1,210

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 Comments

Storage for 8 to 16 bay NAS solutions...

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15 months ago.

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


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