Average Bench: 76.7% (99th of 1015)

more Based on 35,061 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

Good average bench

The WD Red 4TB (2013) averaged 23.2% 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 0.94MB/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 54.1%. 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 81.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 126MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 35,061 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.7 Read 136 183
68.2 Write 126 169
40.8 Mixed 81.4 108
74.8 SusWrite 131 176
87.2% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.85 1.1
1 4K Write 2.44 3
0.6 4K Mixed 0.94 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%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 169 173 175 175 175 MB/s
Read 167
Write 165
Mixed 93.6
SusWrite 172
110% 149 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
205% 1.6 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 119 121 120 120 122 MB/s
Read 130
Write 126
Mixed 74.9
SusWrite 120
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
186% 1.47 MB/s
709GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 116 115 115 115 116 MB/s
Read 113
Write 104
Mixed 80.3
SusWrite 115
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.43 MB/s
379GB free
Firmware: 82.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 35 52 71 71 71 MB/s
Read 85.7
Write 81.2
Mixed 51
SusWrite 58.6
51% 69.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
180% 1.4 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $150 @ launch in Sep '13
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Typical Red 4TB (2013) Builds (Compare 21,370 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 98%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,083

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 Comments

The WD Red family just got bigger...

Added 5 years ago.

Good

7 months ago.

Pretty fast and has lots of capacy


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