Average Bench: 77.4% (97th of 1015)

more Based on 14,746 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD40EFRX-68WT0N0, WDC WD40 EFRX-68WT0N0, WDC WD40EFRX-68EUZN0, WD40EFRX-68WT0N0, WDC WD40EFRX-67N32N0, WDC WD40EFRX-68W, WDC WD40 EFRX-68N32N0, WDC WD40EFRX-68N32N0, WDC WD40EFRX-68N, WD WD40EFRX-68WT0N0

Good average bench

The WD Red 4TB (2013) averaged 22.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Red 4TB (2013) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.95MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.42MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 4TB (2013) is 55.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red 4TB (2013) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 82.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 129MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,746 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.7 Read 137 178
69.9 Write 129 169
39.5 Mixed 82.1 108
70.5 SusWrite 133 174
88.2% 120 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.84 1
0.81 4K Write 2.42 3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.95 1.1
185% 1.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 141 144 141 143 143 MB/s
Read 151
Write 137
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 142
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.47 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 128 129 128 124 128 MB/s
Read 136
Write 126
Mixed 85
SusWrite 127
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
178% 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 18,407,621 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Sep '13
EbayUS $1062 mins
BHPhotoUS $1104 days
OutletPCUS $1247 hrs
AmazonUS $1482 years
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Typical Red 4TB (2013) Builds (Compare 24,304 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 128%
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Desktop
Desktop 124%
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Workstation
Workstation 112%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $499

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,804

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