Average Bench: 74.3% (110th of 1015)

more Based on 44,641 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

Good average bench

The WD Red 4TB (2013) averaged 25.6% 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 53.7%. 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 80.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 124MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 44,641 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.7 Read 132 178
71.2 Write 124 168
43.2 Mixed 80.4 108
72.8 SusWrite 127 174
85.1% 116 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.86 1.1
1.66 4K Write 2.45 3
0.7 4K Mixed 0.94 1.1
186% 1.42 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: 146 147 146 148 149 147 MB/s
Read 172
Write 127
Mixed 95.2
SusWrite 147
100% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
611GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 140 141 143 143 143 MB/s
Read 168
Write 154
Mixed 86.3
SusWrite 141
101% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
203% 1.57 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 141 141 144 143 144 MB/s
Read 146
Write 97.1
Mixed 81.9
SusWrite 142
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
216% 1.63 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 138 138 140 140 139 MB/s
Read 148
Write 129
Mixed 88.9
SusWrite 138
93% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
184% 1.43 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 125 128 129 127 130 MB/s
Read 134
Write 135
Mixed 108
SusWrite 127
93% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
185% 1.37 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $150 @ launch in Sep '13
EbayUS $1095 mins
BHPhotoUS $1102 years
AmazonUS $1485 years
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Typical Red 4TB (2013) Builds (Compare 34,629 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 97%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,008

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 Comments

The WD Red family just got bigger...

Added 5 years ago.

Good

15 months ago.

Pretty fast and has lots of capacy


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