Average Bench: 78.2% (91st of 1015)

more Based on 21,693 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 21.7% 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 0.97MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.48MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 4TB (2013) is 54%. 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 83.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 132MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,693 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.8 Read 140 181
78.4 Write 132 171
55.2 Mixed 83.9 109
76 SusWrite 133 177
89.6% 122 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.87 1.1
1.64 4K Write 2.48 3
0.7 4K Mixed 0.97 1.1
190% 1.44 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: 183 174 180 179 182 182 MB/s
Read 178
Write 183
Mixed 105
SusWrite 180
118% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
213% 1.63 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 172 168 176 176 178 MB/s
Read 180
Write 169
Mixed 105
SusWrite 174
115% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
207% 1.57 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 137 141 140 138 140 MB/s
Read 141
Write 87.5
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 139
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.53 MB/s
357GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 110 113 114 113 115 MB/s
Read 117
Write 111
Mixed 78.5
SusWrite 113
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.27 MB/s
737GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 96 98 98 98 97 MB/s
Read 94.5
Write 92.2
Mixed 76.5
SusWrite 96.6
67% 90 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.13 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,346,913 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Sep '13
BHPhotoUS $1103 months
EbayUS $1109 mins
OutletPCUS $1152 days
AmazonUS $1483 years
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Typical Red 4TB (2013) Builds (Compare 27,575 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
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Desktop
Desktop 113%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,639

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