Average Bench: 98.2% (6th of 1015)

Based on 870 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD40EFZX-68AWUN0, WDC WD40EFZX-68A, WDC WD40 EFZX-68AWUN0

Excellent average bench

The WD WD40EFZX-68AWUN0 4TB averaged just 1.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD WD40EFZX-68AWUN0 4TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 4.01MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.86MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD40EFZX-68AWUN0 4TB is 62.4%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WD WD40EFZX-68AWUN0 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 108MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 156MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 870 samples)
Min Avg Max
101 Read 179 229
94.7 Write 156 194
59.8 Mixed 108 147
89 SusWrite 162 201
111% 151 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.1 4K Read 4.01 7.1
1.8 4K Write 3.04 3.81
0.59 4K Mixed 0.86 1.2
319% 2.64 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 81.00B81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 191 185 184 176 180 MB/s
Read 210
Write 197
Mixed 114
SusWrite 182
129% 176 MB/s
4K Read 6.1
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 0.8
406% 3.43 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 81.00B81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 180 181 182 183 184 MB/s
Read 187
Write 180
Mixed 130
SusWrite 182
125% 170 MB/s
4K Read 6.7
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 1
461% 3.83 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 81.00B81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 153 153 155 154 154 MB/s
Read 206
Write 189
Mixed 102
SusWrite 153
119% 162 MB/s
4K Read 5.1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
400% 3.07 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 177 175 178 180 180 MB/s
Read 179
Write 176
Mixed 132
SusWrite 178
123% 166 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 1
283% 2.43 MB/s
3TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 81.00B81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 125 157 171 158 131 MB/s
Read 189
Write 171
Mixed 91.3
SusWrite 146
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 4.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
328% 2.53 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 0.9 3.3 1.9 MB/s
Read 181
Write 178
Mixed 79.8
SusWrite 22.9
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.2
384% 2.83 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 81.00B81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 99 98 110 93 107 MB/s
Read 103
Write 114
Mixed 52.4
SusWrite 98.6
67% 92.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
168% 1.37 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,354,580 HDDs tested.

Typical WD40EFZX-68AWUN0 4TB Builds (Compare 39,897 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 147%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 140%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK (MS-7C91) - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,064

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