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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

 

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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.

 

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The 7K4000 HDD averages 9.8 Watts during the test.

 

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

 

 

Emailserver

 

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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.

 

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

 

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The 7K4000 averages 23.5 IOPS per Watt.

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