Western Digital Blue SSHD WD40E31X 4TB Review (Page 3 of 10)

Page 3 - Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark

About AIDA64 Engineer

AIDA64 Engineer has a hardware detection engine unrivaled in its class. It provides detailed information about installed software and offers diagnostic functions and support for overclocking. As it is monitoring sensors in real time, it can gather accurate voltage, temperature and fan speed readings, while its diagnostic functions help detect and prevent hardware issues. It also offers a couple of benchmarks for measuring the performance of individual hardware components or the whole system. It is compatible with all 32-bit and 64-bit Windows editions, including Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

From: Developer's Page

Since our storage review benchmark results are presented in alphabetical order, first up on the list are results from one of our favorite benchmarking programs, AIDA64 Engineer. Just to note, AIDA64 Engineer is a full synthetic benchmark. Unlike full synthetic motor oil, this usually does not always carry a good connotation. While it is not a representation of real life performance (Such as how fast Photoshop opens), it does provide valuable insight into performance between different drives and different manufacturers, especially since we have a bunch of hard drives and one SSD to compare against our hybrid drive today. As you can see in our graphs above, the Western Digital Blue SSHD WD40E31X 4TB was a competitive hard drive. I did multiple runs on it, and it did not make a difference, so I kept them as one set of results. In the Linear Read section, the Blue SSHD started off at 181.5MB/s, went down to 120.3MB/s in the middle, and closed off at 68.6MB/s in the end. It beat the 5,900RPM Seagate Desktop SSHD ST4000DX001 in the beginning, but trailed its competitor in the middle and end. For the rest of the charts, the 5,400RPM WD40E31X was much closer to being an HDD than SSD without caching, as expected. It was almost identical to the Seagate Desktop SSHD in Random Read and Buffered Read. As far as average access time is concerned, 15.38ms was a great result, but still marginally higher than the Seagate.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 8.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark 7
10. Conclusion