Average Bench: 74.8% (110th of 1010)

more Based on 8,869 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD40EFRX-68WT0N0, WDC WD40 EFRX-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 25.2% 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 2.41MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 4TB (2013) is 51.9%. 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 124MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,869 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.8 Read 133 177
71.8 Write 124 166
48.7 Mixed 80.1 106
73.6 SusWrite 127 170
85.4% 116 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.84 1.1
1.31 4K Write 2.41 3
0.51 4K Mixed 0.94 1.1
184% 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: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 164 170 170 170 171 MB/s
Read 167
Write 162
Mixed 90.7
SusWrite 169
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.53 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 166 168 169 168 167 MB/s
Read 166
Write 166
Mixed 95.5
SusWrite 168
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
168% 1.27 MB/s
916GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 85 93 89 87 93 MB/s
Read 118
Write 117
Mixed 73.2
SusWrite 88.1
73% 99.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
171% 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 12,468,350 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Sep '13
OutletPCUS $1208 hrs
NeweggUS $1241 day
EbayUS $12513 mins
AmazonUS $1482 years
BHPhotoUS $4961 day
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Typical Red 4TB (2013) Builds (Compare 15,853 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 128%
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Desktop
Desktop 122%
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Workstation
Workstation 113%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,598

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $130Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $235Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $97
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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