Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,915 Reviews & Articles | 38,112 News Posts

Western Digital WD Se Enterprise HDD Review - 8K Random Read/Write

Western Digital WD Se Enterprise HDD Review

The WD Se rounds out WD's expansive range of storage solutions for the datacenter. The WD Se is designed to aDDRess the need for high capacity scale out storage in replicated and NAS environments, providing a more economical method of storing large amounts of data. (NASDAQ:WDC)

| HDDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Jul 11, 2013 5:03 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%      Manufacturer: WD

8K Random Read/Write


TweakTown image content/5/5/5589_20_western_digital_wd_se_enterprise_hdd_review.png


8K random read and write speed is a metric that is not tested for consumer use, but for enterprise environments this is an important aspect of performance. With several different workloads relying heavily upon 8K performance, we include this as a standard with each evaluation. Many of our Server Emulations below will also test 8K performance with various mixed read/write workloads.


The WD Se delivers an average of 155 IOPS at QD256.


TweakTown image content/5/5/5589_21_western_digital_wd_se_enterprise_hdd_review.png


The average 8K random write speed of the WD Se is 196 IOPS at QD256. The Se performs well with random write activity, again resulting in a tighter performance range.


TweakTown image content/5/5/5589_22_western_digital_wd_se_enterprise_hdd_review.png


The WD Se exhibits a traditional curve with slightly slower random read speed than random write speed.


TweakTown image content/5/5/5589_23_western_digital_wd_se_enterprise_hdd_review.png


The WD Se delivers a consistent 95.72% of I/O's (56,003) at 100-200ms, and 2,499 I/O's (4.27%) at 200-400ms.


TweakTown image content/5/5/5589_24_western_digital_wd_se_enterprise_hdd_review.png


Power consumption for the WD Se averages 9.41 Watts during the measurement window.


TweakTown image content/5/5/5589_25_western_digital_wd_se_enterprise_hdd_review.png


TweakTown image content/5/5/5589_26_western_digital_wd_se_enterprise_hdd_review.png


The WD Se delivers solid performance with an average of 20 IOPS per Watt in 8K random write, and 16 IOPS for 8K random read.

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more IT/Datacenter content at our IT/Datacenter reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this content

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR will...

Improve Oculus Rift Development

Hamper Oculus Rift Development

Completely destroy Oculus Rift Development

Let's wait and see, I'm not sure

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases