Average Bench: 70.1% (128th of 1015)

Based on 7,479 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 29.8% 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 0.72MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB is 42.7%. 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 29.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 120MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,479 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.4 Read 120 161
76.9 Write 122 159
12.7 Mixed 29.9 53.5
80.6 SusWrite 124 159
71.6% 99 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.75 4K Read 1 1.1
1.44 4K Write 2.04 2.3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.72 0.8
159% 1.25 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 92 93 91 92 93 MB/s
Read 104
Write 118
Mixed 46.2
SusWrite 91.9
66% 89.9 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
160% 1.3 MB/s
38GB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 102 99 100 95 106 MB/s
Read 91.9
Write 99.2
Mixed 21.7
SusWrite 102
57% 78.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
152% 1.2 MB/s
196GB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 86 87 87 88 87 MB/s
Read 84.7
Write 83.9
Mixed 23.3
SusWrite 86.5
50% 69.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.13 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,044,459 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $203 @ launch in Dec '13
BHPhotoUS $1504 years
AmazonUS $1603 months
EbayUS $18519 mins
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Typical Deskstar NAS 4TB Builds (Compare 37,934 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $947

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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

20 months ago.

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


Good

4 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

7 years ago.


Excellent

4 years ago.

Reliable I have 0S03665 & 0S04005.


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