Western Digital Red WD140EFFX 14TB Review (Page 3 of 11)

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 10 and Windows Server 2016.

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 you can copy movies to your drive -- it does provide valuable insight into performance variation between drives from different manufacturers. As you can see in our graphs above, the latest Red WD140EFFX 14TB delivered similar performance in the linear read segment as its 10TB counterpart; posting mostly middle-of-the-pack rates on the board. It clocked in at 192.1MB/s in the beginning of the drive, 185.3MB/s in the middle, and finishing with 93.3MB/s in the end. These results were slower than Seagate's non-Pro IronWolf models. For reference, the WD Red Pro 14TB came in at 266.7MB/s in the beginning of the drive, 211.2MB/s in the middle, and finishing with 113.2MB/s in the end. Its 16.52ms random access time was high, but not too far out the left field compared to other 5,400 RPM drives -- although this is really a 7,200 RPM drive.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Features, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 7.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 5.70
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 10
9. Benchmark: PCMark 7
10. NAS Performance, Power Consumption
11. Conclusion