Average Bench: 73% (117th of 1015)

Based on 7,986 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]

Good average bench

The HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB averaged 27.0% 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 0.71MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.01MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB is 45%. 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 31.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 125MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,986 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.7 Read 125 161
79.7 Write 128 160
15.2 Mixed 31.6 54.6
82.2 SusWrite 129 161
74.8% 103 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.61 4K Read 1.01 1.2
0.6 4K Write 2.02 2.3
0.3 4K Mixed 0.71 0.8
158% 1.24 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
769GB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 161 162 162 162 160 MB/s
Read 160
Write 154
Mixed 40.2
SusWrite 161
93% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
164% 1.33 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 160 161 161 162 161 MB/s
Read 124
Write 142
Mixed 20
SusWrite 161
80% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
176% 1.37 MB/s
900GB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 130 130 131 133 131 MB/s
Read 127
Write 119
Mixed 18.6
SusWrite 131
71% 98.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
164% 1.33 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 131 131 131 131 130 MB/s
Read 124
Write 131
Mixed 17.5
SusWrite 131
73% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
162% 1.3 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 138 140 140 141 137 MB/s
Read 45.3
Write 74.6
Mixed 20
SusWrite 136
50% 68.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
143% 1.07 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $203 @ launch in Dec '13
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Workstation 161%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,467

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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

4 years ago.

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


Good

7 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

10 years ago.


Excellent

6 years ago.

Reliable I have 0S03665 & 0S04005.


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