Average Bench: 74.9% (109th of 1015)

more Based on 55,507 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 25.0% 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 0.94MB/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 54.6%. 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 82MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 125MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 55,507 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.5 Read 132 180
69.6 Write 125 167
53 Mixed 82 107
71.8 SusWrite 129 174
86.1% 117 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.85 1.1
1.5 4K Write 2.45 3
0.7 4K Mixed 0.94 1.1
186% 1.41 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 166 167 169 166 167 MB/s
Read 175
Write 158
Mixed 76.9
SusWrite 168
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.6 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 144 143 141 145 141 MB/s
Read 138
Write 140
Mixed 90.8
SusWrite 143
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.5 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 134 130 132 133 132 MB/s
Read 142
Write 136
Mixed 76.7
SusWrite 132
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
180% 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 48,530,827 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $150 @ launch in Sep '13
EbayUS $9415 mins
BHPhotoUS $1103 years
AmazonUS $1486 years
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Typical Red 4TB (2013) Builds (Compare 6,765 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 183%
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Desktop
Desktop 104%
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Workstation
Workstation 204%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING - $370

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $1,572

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 Comments

The WD Red family just got bigger...

Added 7 years ago.

Good

2 years ago.

Pretty fast and has lots of capacy


Average

13 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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