Average Bench: 83.9% (59th of 1015)

Based on 646 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD4001FFSX-68JNUN0, WDC WD4001FFSX-68JNU, WDC WD4001FFSX-6, WDC WD40 01FFSX-68JNUN0

The new 4TB WD Red Pro is an upgraded version of WD's popular Red NAS (Network Attached Storage). The Pro Reds have a rotation speed of 7200 RPM unlike their regular Red counterparts which are marketed as "IntelliPower" but actually spin at fixed speeds of 5400 or 5700 RPM depending on the exact model. Comparing the regular 3TB Red and the 4TB Pro shows that the pro version is significantly faster across the board. The biggest performance gains are seen in the small file 4K area and are a direct consequence of lower access times due to the higher rotation speed of the Pro Red. As well as offering better performance the Pro Reds have 5 year warranties vs 3 years on the regular Reds. Unfortunately it's not all good news as the Pro Red is priced around 50% higher than its regular Red sibling and thus currently represents average value for money at best. [Oct '14 HDrivePro]

Very good average bench

The WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) averaged just 16.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.02MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.06MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) is 44.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 93.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 140MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 646 samples)
Min Avg Max
95 Read 151 184
90.4 Write 140 166
64.8 Mixed 93.2 114
86.5 SusWrite 141 172
96.6% 131 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.87 1.1
2.4 4K Write 3.06 3.6
0.87 4K Mixed 1.02 1.2
206% 1.65 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 166 167 167 168 167 MB/s
Read 180
Write 150
Mixed 108
SusWrite 166
111% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.77 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 166 164 167 168 166 MB/s
Read 175
Write 156
Mixed 109
SusWrite 166
112% 152 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.1
229% 1.83 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 159 159 160 159 160 MB/s
Read 148
Write 149
Mixed 95.2
SusWrite 159
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1
210% 1.73 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 107 107 109 110 110 MB/s
Read 154
Write 150
Mixed 104
SusWrite 108
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
203% 1.53 MB/s
120GB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 88 89 89 90 91 MB/s
Read 85.9
Write 88.3
Mixed 66.9
SusWrite 85.2
60% 81.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.6 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,760,939 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $249 @ launch in Jul '14
EbayUS $1998 days
BHPhotoUS $2295 years
AmazonUS $32911 mins
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Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Extreme6 - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,008

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Storage for 8 to 16 bay NAS solutions...

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In use for 7 months in my 4 bay NAS. Good performance. Excellent warranty.


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