Average Bench: 74.9% (109th of 1015)

more Based on 55,507 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, WDC WD40EFRX-60N32N0

Good average bench

The WD Red 4TB (2013) averaged 25.0% 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 54.6%. 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 82MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 125MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 55,507 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.5 Read 132 180
69.6 Write 125 167
53 Mixed 82 107
71.8 SusWrite 129 174
86.1% 117 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.85 1.1
1.5 4K Write 2.45 3
0.7 4K Mixed 0.94 1.1
186% 1.41 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 177 177 178 177 178 MB/s
Read 182
Write 174
Mixed 91
SusWrite 177
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
196% 1.53 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 140 140 137 140 139 MB/s
Read 140
Write 134
Mixed 98.3
SusWrite 139
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.5 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 112 115 113 113 113 MB/s
Read 145
Write 132
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 113
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
180% 1.4 MB/s
261GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 35 42 43 40 38 MB/s
Read 34.9
Write 72.9
Mixed 57.1
SusWrite 38.7
38% 50.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.2
38% 0.3 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $150 @ launch in Sep '13
BHPhotoUS $1104 years
AmazonUS $1487 years
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Gaming 184%
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Desktop 104%
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Workstation
Workstation 201%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING - $475

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,732

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 Comments

The WD Red family just got bigger...

Added 8 years ago.

Good

3 years ago.

Pretty fast and has lots of capacy


Average

2 years ago.

Good value for the money. But had one broken one (faulty sectors, multisector errors) after 12000 hours. Two others still working fine with more than 40,000 hours.


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