TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,141 Reviews & Articles | 39,479 News Posts
Weekly Giveaway: Win an Antec Case, PSU and Cooler (Global Entry!)

HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 Enterprise HDD Review - Fileserver and Emailserver

HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 Enterprise HDD Review
HGST's Ultrastar 7K4000 is a 3.5" 7,200 RPM Enterprise-class HDD geared for cloud storage, massive scale out, RAID arrays and NAS. Let's take a look. (NASDAQ:WDC)
| HDDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Aug 16, 2013 10:05 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: HGST

Fileserver

 

TweakTown image content/5/6/5673_40_hgst_ultrastar_7k4000_enterprise_hdd_review.png

 

The File Server profile represents typical file server workloads. This profile tests a wide variety of different file sizes simultaneously, with an 80% read and 20% write distribution.

 

The HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 averages 275 IOPS at QD256, easily beating the other competing solutions in this test.

 

TweakTown image content/5/6/5673_41_hgst_ultrastar_7k4000_enterprise_hdd_review.png

 

TweakTown image content/5/6/5673_42_hgst_ultrastar_7k4000_enterprise_hdd_review.png

 

The 7K4000 HDD averages 9.8 Watts during the test.

 

TweakTown image content/5/6/5673_43_hgst_ultrastar_7k4000_enterprise_hdd_review.png

 

The HGST 7K4000 averages an impressive 27.4 IOPS per Watt during the measurement window.

 

 

Emailserver

 

TweakTown image content/5/6/5673_44_hgst_ultrastar_7k4000_enterprise_hdd_review.png

 

The Emailserver profile is a very demanding 8K test with a 50% read and 50% write distribution. This application is indicative of the performance of the solution in heavy write workloads.

 

The HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 averages 221 IOPS at QD256.

 

TweakTown image content/5/6/5673_45_hgst_ultrastar_7k4000_enterprise_hdd_review.png

 

TweakTown image content/5/6/5673_46_hgst_ultrastar_7k4000_enterprise_hdd_review.png

 

The 7K4000 averages a miserly 9.19 Watts during the test.

 

TweakTown image content/5/6/5673_47_hgst_ultrastar_7k4000_enterprise_hdd_review.png

 

The 7K4000 averages 23.5 IOPS per Watt.

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!

Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases