Average Bench: 72.7% (122nd of 1015)

Based on 4,853 user benchmarks.  Model: HGST HDN724040ALE640

The HGST Deskstar NAS is one of the few NAS drives to feature a 7,200 RPM rotational speed. This relatively high rotational speed helps the 4TB Deskstar NAS achieve a 4k read/write speed of 1.14/2.2 MB/s. 1.14 MB/s is actually the highest 4K read speed I have seen to date on a 4TB drive. In terms of sequential read/write speeds the Deskstar NAS clocked in at 161/144 MB/s which are also a reasonable set of scores. Overall the Deskstar NAS scored an effective speed of 116 MB/s which despite being 14% below the group leaders, is still second place for a 4TB capacity drive. With 4TB of capacity and an above average performance profile the HGST Deskstar NAS represents very good value for money. [Mar '14 HDrivePro]

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Good average bench

The HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB averaged 27.2% 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 Mixed IO Speed 0.73MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB is 42.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 29.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 126MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,853 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.2 Read 126 163
80.1 Write 127 162
12.8 Mixed 29.8 54.5
85.5 SusWrite 127 161
74.1% 102 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.67 4K Read 1 1.2
1.5 4K Write 2.05 2.3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.73 0.8
161% 1.26 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 160 162 161 161 160 MB/s
Read 152
Write 160
Mixed 39
SusWrite 161
93% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
176% 1.37 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 154 154 154 154 153 MB/s
Read 112
Write 117
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 153
77% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
176% 1.33 MB/s
137GB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 151 150 149 150 150 MB/s
Read 114
Write 114
Mixed 31.3
SusWrite 150
74% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
164% 1.33 MB/s
513GB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 99 102 104 102 102 MB/s
Read 107
Write 108
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 102
63% 87.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
161% 1.27 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 27,249,603 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $203 @ launch in Dec '13
BHPhotoUS $1503 years
EbayUS $21713 mins
AmazonUS $2216 hrs
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Typical Deskstar NAS 4TB Builds (Compare 23,494 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,265

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 Comments

7200 RPM, 64MB cache buffer and 6Gb/s SATA interface for fast data access...

Kit Numbers: H3IKNAS40003272SN, H3IKNAS40003272SE, H3IKNAS40003272SA, H3IKNAS40003272SJ
SKUs: 0S03664, 0S03665, 0S03666, 0S03667

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cannot ask for more. the only NAS drive in its class with an active sensor to make sure the data is accessed accurately even with vibrations. I love the HGST drives and agree with backblaze that they are significantly better than the competition.—Sep '14


Good

2 months ago.

Most reliable hard drive , have the least failure rate amongst Seagate and WD . 0.7%


Good

3 years ago.

We are system arcitects, first we have had seagates at our client storages, now we are HGST Premium Partner. For me is the importest factor, that we have the same damaged disks from few seagate clients, than the hole hgst clients. So this Product is much more stable than the others, that the importest factor for me. Because a damaged disk could slow down the hole storage, if the damage is not seen in the Smart Protocol... Thats a very important fact that we use HGST now, and only HGST. Thanks.


Above average

6 years ago.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Reliable I have 0S03665 & 0S04005.


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