Average Bench: 75.7% (104th of 1015)

more Based on 49,515 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD40EFRX-68WT0N0, WDC WD40 EFRX-68WT0N0, WDC WD40EFRX-60WT0N0, WDC WD40EFRX-68EUZN0, WD40EFRX-68WT0N0, WDC WD40EFRX-67N32N0, WDC WD40EFRX-68W, WDC WD40 EFRX-68N32N0, WDC WD40EFRX-68N32N0, WDC WD40EFRX-68N, WD WD40EFRX-68WT0N0, WDC WD40EFRX-60N32N0

Good average bench

The WD Red 4TB (2013) averaged 24.2% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.95MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.45MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 4TB (2013) is 52.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red 4TB (2013) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 82.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 125MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 49,515 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.3 Read 134 177
70.7 Write 125 165
49.6 Mixed 82.7 108
75.4 SusWrite 130 175
86.6% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.87 1.1
1.5 4K Write 2.45 3
0.7 4K Mixed 0.95 1.1
187% 1.42 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 0A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 132 129 131 132 131 MB/s
Read 129
Write 78.7
Mixed 108
SusWrite 130
83% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.2
91% 0.93 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 141 142 145 142 141 MB/s
Read 109
Write 108
Mixed 69.4
SusWrite 141
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.9
196% 1.57 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 108 108 106 108 109 MB/s
Read 108
Write 111
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 108
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
188% 1.43 MB/s
981GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 104 104 103 102 105 MB/s
Read 91.1
Write 92.3
Mixed 72.6
SusWrite 104
66% 89.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.43 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $150 @ launch in Sep '13
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Gaming 177%
Desktop 93%
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Workstation 207%

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING - $375

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $1,699

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The WD Red family just got bigger...

Added 6 years ago.


23 months ago.

Pretty fast and has lots of capacy


4 months ago.

Good value for the money. But had one broken one (faulty sectors, multisector errors) after 12000 hours. Two others still working fine with more than 40,000 hours.

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