Average Bench: 82.9% (67th of 1015)

Based on 283 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]

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Very good average bench

The WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) averaged just 17.1% 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 0.68MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.86MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red Pro 4TB (2014) is 46.7%. 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 110MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 133MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 283 samples)
Min Avg Max
98.3 Read 151 192
92.2 Write 138 169
62.4 Mixed 110 160
78.7 SusWrite 133 169
98.2% 133 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.82 1.1
1.68 4K Write 2.86 3.5
0.22 4K Mixed 0.68 1.1
162% 1.45 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: 173 175 177 177 177 176 MB/s
Read 191
Write 174
Mixed 109
SusWrite 176
119% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 1
211% 1.8 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 167 165 165 165 164 MB/s
Read 187
Write 165
Mixed 97
SusWrite 165
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.9
195% 1.63 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 154 155 156 155 155 MB/s
Read 171
Write 164
Mixed 106
SusWrite 155
110% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.53 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. $249 @ launch in Jul '14
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Gaming 102%
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Desktop
Desktop 69%
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Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $1,990

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 Comments

Storage for 8 to 16 bay NAS solutions...

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2 years ago.

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


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