Western Digital Red Pro WD4001FFSX 4TB Review (Page 5 of 11)

Page 5 - Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark

About Crystal Disk Mark

- Measure sequential reads/writes speed
- Measure random 512KB, 4KB, 4KB (Queue Depth=32) reads/writes speed
- Select test data (Random, 0Fill, 1Fill)

From: Developer's Page

Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 is in the spotlight. Crystal Disk Mark is an important benchmark, because it tests the input/output operations per second capability of the storage device. In our run on three different hard drives from three different manufacturers, I found this to be a particular interesting set for discussion, because everyone had its glory, but everyone had its downs as well. Starting from Sequential Read and Sequential Write, the Western Digital Red Pro WD4001FFSX 4TB came out on top. This was no different in the 512K test. Once again, the enterprise grade WD Red Pro took the lead in both benchmark segments; scoring the highest among all network attached storage drive regardless of manufacturer or model. Looking at the IOPS related tests, the WD4001FFSX turned out faced a little more competition. In the 4K Write and 4K Read tests, it was outperformed by the HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB, albeit by a very small amount. It still managed to deliver higher numbers than the Seagate and its non-Pro counterpart though. Lastly, in the 4K QD32 results, we can see the Western Digital Red Pro was unmatched in the Read segment, but again fell behind the HGST in the write portion. That said, it still held its own very well against the non-7200 RPM hard drives, as you can see in our graphs above.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Features, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Installation, 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. NAS Performance, Power Consumption
11. Conclusion