Average Bench: 40% (507th of 1015)

more Based on 960 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 60.0% 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 1.07MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.89MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD740ADFD-00NLR1 74GB is 21%. 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 40.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 68.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 960 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.4 Read 70.3 83.5
49.1 Write 75.1 89.6
31.9 Mixed 40.8 46
40.5 SusWrite 68.6 83.6
46.7% 63.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.89 1
1.6 4K Write 1.97 2.2
0.8 4K Mixed 1.07 1.2
192% 1.31 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
17GB free
Firmware: 21.07QR5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 77 77 77 75 74 MB/s
Read 72.9
Write 82.9
Mixed 41.2
SusWrite 76
50% 68.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.1
199% 1.37 MB/s
69GB free
Firmware: 21.07QR5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 82 82 82 82 82 MB/s
Read 51.7
Write 49.7
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 82.4
40% 55.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
162% 1.2 MB/s
18GB free
Firmware: 20.07P20
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 63 62 64 62 63 MB/s
Read 58.2
Write 60.6
Mixed 34.6
SusWrite 62.8
40% 54 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.27 MB/s
46GB free
Firmware: 20.07P20
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 56 55 58 55 53 MB/s
Read 59
Write 56.7
Mixed 35.5
SusWrite 55.5
38% 51.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1.1
185% 1.17 MB/s
47GB free
Firmware: 21.07QR5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 30 19 18 39 35 MB/s
Read 74.3
Write 80.4
Mixed 39.6
SusWrite 27.4
41% 55.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.2
210% 1.4 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,650,508 HDDs tested.

Typical WD740ADFD-00NLR1 74GB Builds (Compare 8,948 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO - $290

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,205

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