Average Bench: 76.4% (98th of 1010)

more Based on 12,857 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD40EFRX-68WT0N0, WDC WD40 EFRX-68WT0N0, WDC WD40EFRX-68EUZN0, 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 23.6% 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 0.93MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.4MB/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.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 80.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 126MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,857 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.3 Read 136 174
77.4 Write 126 166
41.6 Mixed 80.1 106
76.7 SusWrite 130 173
86.7% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.84 1.01
0.99 4K Write 2.4 3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.93 1.1
183% 1.39 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 147 150 150 149 149 MB/s
Read 160
Write 136
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 149
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.9
189% 1.57 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 118 119 120 120 120 MB/s
Read 185
Write 157
Mixed 90.4
SusWrite 119
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
203% 1.57 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 141 143 139 144 142 MB/s
Read 132
Write 134
Mixed 88.3
SusWrite 142
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.43 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 143 142 145 145 142 MB/s
Read 112
Write 98.7
Mixed 61.9
SusWrite 142
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
190% 1.5 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 82 89 84 74 85 MB/s
Read 59
Write 75.2
Mixed 48.5
SusWrite 80.1
48% 65.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.3
68% 0.63 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Sep '13
EbayUS $11840 mins
OutletPCUS $12023 hrs
NeweggUS $1244 hrs
BHPhotoUS $12415 hrs
AmazonUS $1482 years
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Typical Red 4TB (2013) Builds (Compare 21,047 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 127%
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Desktop
Desktop 123%
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Workstation
Workstation 112%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,603

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