Average Bench: 75.6% (103rd of 1015)

more Based on 29,077 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD40EFRX-68WT0N0, WDC WD40 EFRX-68WT0N0, 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 24.4% 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 0.96MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.44MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 4TB (2013) is 51.6%. 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 81.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 125MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 29,077 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.6 Read 133 178
72.5 Write 125 167
54.3 Mixed 81.7 107
77.2 SusWrite 130 174
86.3% 117 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.84 1.1
1.6 4K Write 2.44 3
0.7 4K Mixed 0.96 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%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 169 169 170 171 170 MB/s
Read 161
Write 171
Mixed 98.1
SusWrite 169
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
210% 1.53 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 146 148 153 148 150 MB/s
Read 148
Write 148
Mixed 84.6
SusWrite 148
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
212% 1.6 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 123 126 126 126 125 MB/s
Read 122
Write 119
Mixed 81.9
SusWrite 125
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
180% 1.4 MB/s
286GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 95 95 95 95 96 MB/s
Read 104
Write 91.9
Mixed 72.7
SusWrite 94.7
67% 90.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.43 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,071,070 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Sep '13
EbayUS $10620 mins
BHPhotoUS $11013 months
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AmazonUS $1484 years
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Typical Red 4TB (2013) Builds (Compare 38,882 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $868

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 Comments

The WD Red family just got bigger...

Added 4 years ago.

Good

3 months ago.

Pretty fast and has lots of capacy


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