Average Bench: 84.4% (60th of 1014)

Based on 429 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 15.6% 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 0.82MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.94MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) is 44.7%. 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 104MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 140MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 429 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.1 Read 153 190
94.6 Write 141 169
64.3 Mixed 104 155
83.6 SusWrite 140 171
98.9% 134 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.55 4K Read 0.84 1.1
2.1 4K Write 2.94 3.5
0.23 4K Mixed 0.82 1.2
180% 1.53 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 164 162 163 163 163 MB/s
Read 180
Write 158
Mixed 94.9
SusWrite 163
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
209% 1.6 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 171 169 172 172 169 MB/s
Read 168
Write 157
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 170
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.2
237% 1.8 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 16 43 42 25 19 MB/s
Read 155
Write 153
Mixed 85.7
SusWrite 29
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
223% 1.63 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,010,337 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $249 @ launch in Jul '14
BHPhotoUS $2294 years
AmazonUS $4658 mins
EbayUS $47524 mins
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Typical Red Pro 4TB (2014) Builds (Compare 555 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $1,016

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 Comments

Storage for 8 to 16 bay NAS solutions...

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3 years ago.

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


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