Average Bench: 39.2% (525th of 1015)

more Based on 802 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD740ADFD-00NLR1, WDC WD74 0ADFD-00NLR5, WDC WD74 0ADFD-00NLR4, WDC WD740ADFD-00, WDC WD740ADFD-00NLR4, WDC WD74 0ADFD-00NLR1, WDC WD740ADFD-00NLR5, WDC WD740ADFD-60NLR1

Poor average bench

The WD WD740ADFD-00NLR1 74GB averaged 60.7% 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 0.79MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.84MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD740ADFD-00NLR1 74GB is just 19.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD WD740ADFD-00NLR1 74GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 50.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 67.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 802 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.4 Read 67.3 82.3
50.6 Write 72.5 88.5
32.4 Mixed 50.2 76
43.8 SusWrite 68.5 83.5
47.7% 64.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.84 1
1.44 4K Write 1.89 2.1
0.4 4K Mixed 0.79 1.2
157% 1.17 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21.07QR4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 57 60 61 62 63 MB/s
Read 71.5
Write 76.9
Mixed 43.5
SusWrite 60.8
46% 63.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.2
214% 1.43 MB/s
9GB free
Firmware: 21.07QR5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 70 66 67 63 67 MB/s
Read 64.4
Write 66.3
Mixed 39.2
SusWrite 67.5
44% 59.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
182% 1.27 MB/s
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 21.07QR5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 62 61 59 61 56 MB/s
Read 70.3
Write 73.8
Mixed 35.8
SusWrite 60.4
44% 60.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
180% 1.23 MB/s
42GB free
Firmware: 21.07QR5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 70 70 68 67 73 MB/s
Read 54.5
Write 56
Mixed 32.8
SusWrite 70.5
39% 53.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.1
195% 1.3 MB/s
6GB free
Firmware: 21.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 63 64 63 61 64 MB/s
Read 60
Write 78.5
Mixed 43.8
SusWrite 63.1
45% 61.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.2
212% 1.43 MB/s
67GB free
Firmware: 21.07QR5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 89 89 89 89 89 MB/s
Read 4.7
Write 85.2
Mixed 15.7
SusWrite 88.9
35% 48.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,746,444 HDDs tested.

Typical WD740ADFD-00NLR1 74GB Builds (Compare 3,947 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asrock 990FX Extreme3 - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 36% - Below average Total price: $784

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