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WD Red and WD Se NAS HDD Enterprise RAID Report - RAID 0 128K Sequential Read/Write

WD Red and WD Se NAS HDD Enterprise RAID Report

We put the WD Red and the WD Se's head-to-head in RAID 0 and RAID 5 tests. Having trouble deciding which drive is best for your new NAS? Read on.

| HDDs in Storage | Posted: Oct 9, 2013 2:01 pm

RAID 0 128K Sequential Read/Write

 

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The 128K sequential speeds reflect the maximum sequential throughput of the HDD using a file size encountered in normal NAS usage.

 

The WD Red array averages a tremendous 537 MB/s average, while the Se only beats it slightly with 610 MB/s in our sequential write testing.

 

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The WD Se array averages 651 MB/s of sequential read speed, and the Red trails with 555 MB/s.

 

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When we test mixed read/write performance the gap between the two RAID arrays closes significantly.

 

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The WD Se array beats the array of WD Reds, with the main variation occurring in the 10-40ms range.

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