Average Bench: 84.4% (52nd of 1015)

Based on 560 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 15.5% 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 1.01MB/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 44.4%. 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 141MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 560 samples)
Min Avg Max
96.2 Read 152 184
94 Write 141 167
63.4 Mixed 93.2 115
86.7 SusWrite 142 172
97% 132 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.88 1.1
2.2 4K Write 3.06 3.6
0.7 4K Mixed 1.01 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%
3TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 164 165 166 166 167 MB/s
Read 167
Write 159
Mixed 110
SusWrite 165
111% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
211% 1.63 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 168 170 174 174 174 MB/s
Read 164
Write 162
Mixed 112
SusWrite 165
111% 151 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.3
251% 1.9 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 126 120 123 120 119 MB/s
Read 90
Write 77.4
Mixed 68.5
SusWrite 119
66% 88.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.33 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $249 @ launch in Jul '14
BHPhotoUS $2295 years
AmazonUS $3451 month
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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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4 years ago.

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


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