WD RE 4TB Enterprise-Class HDD Review

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HD Tune Benchmarks

EFD Software's HD Tune is described on the company's web site as such: "HD Tune is a hard disk utility with many functions. It can be used to measure the drive's performance, scan for errors, check the health status (S.M.A.R.T.), securely erase all data and much more." The latest version of the benchmark added temperature statistics and improved support for SSDs, among a few other updates and fixes.

HD Tune v5
More Info Here: http://www.hdtune.com

The HD Tune tests delivered some interesting results. In the Average Transfer Rate test, the WD RE performed as expected--well behind the 1TB VelociRaptor--and the read and write scores were worse and better than the Seagate Barracuda 3TB’s, respectively. However, the WD RE whipped out an impressive Burst Rate that blew away all the drives except for that darn WD VelociRaptor, and it actually posted a slightly better write score than the 10,000RPM beast.

Access Times were strong as well, and the WD RE’s CPU usage was second only to the WD VelociRaptor.

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