Average Bench: 80.3% (79th of 1015)

more Based on 941 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD4000F9YZ-09N20L0, WDC WD4000F9YZ-0, WDC WD4000F9YZ-09N20, WDC WD4000F9YZ-09N20L1, WDC WD4000F9YZ-70N20L0, WDC WD4000F9YZ-76N20L1, WDC WD4000F9YZ-79N20L0, WDC WD40 00F9YZ-09N20L1, WDC WD40 00F9YZ-09N20L0

The WD Se is an enterprise class drive designed for use in a NAS or data warehouse. Unlike the Enterprise Xe, which focuses on maximum data throughput, the focus of the Se is on balanced performance, power consumption and reliability. We only have one sample for this drive at present so for now we can't draw any robust conclusions. Based on the data we do have, in terms of value for money the WD Se lands in the middle of the (scarce) 4TB pack, besting the (2012) 4TB black by just 3.4%. From a performance perspective, with both peak and average read/writes coming in at 137/136 MB/s it's hard to tell at this point because we don't know whether to take those figures as peak or average. As averages they are very strong and as peak figures they are relatively weak. We will update this summary when we have more data. In the mean time the Seagate Desktop HDD1.5 remains our 4TB pick. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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Very good average bench

The WD Se 4TB averaged just 19.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Se 4TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.97MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Se 4TB is 44.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Se 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 86.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 134MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 941 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.3 Read 144 180
84.1 Write 134 168
40.8 Mixed 86.2 114
79.7 SusWrite 136 169
91.8% 125 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.64 4K Read 0.87 1.1
0.6 4K Write 2.8 3.6
0.5 4K Mixed 0.97 1.2
197% 1.55 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 168 169 167 170 169 MB/s
Read 170
Write 155
Mixed 107
SusWrite 168
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
224% 1.67 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 149 152 152 152 152 MB/s
Read 148
Write 142
Mixed 81.3
SusWrite 151
96% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.8
183% 1.67 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 142 144 144 146 145 MB/s
Read 151
Write 147
Mixed 94.2
SusWrite 144
99% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.53 MB/s
570GB free
Firmware: 01.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 124 126 125 127 126 MB/s
Read 136
Write 143
Mixed 99.5
SusWrite 125
93% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
223% 1.8 MB/s
998GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 115 110 115 111 114 MB/s
Read 129
Write 149
Mixed 93
SusWrite 114
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.9
185% 1.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,989,950 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $275 @ launch in May '13
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Typical Se 4TB Builds (Compare 6,220 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $310

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $1,951

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