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WD Red 4TB NAS HDD Enterprise Review - Emailserver and Webserver

WD Red 4TB NAS HDD Enterprise Review
The latest generation of WD Red NAS HDDs offer an increase to 4TB in the 3.5-inch form factor with features tailored specifically for NAS users.
| HDDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Sep 7, 2013 2:03 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: WD



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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 Red averages 151 IOPS at QD256.


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The Red surprisingly outperforms the Se at this test.


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The Red averages a miserly 6.35 Watts during the test.


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The Red averages 23.29 IOPS per Watt.





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The Webserver profile is a read-only test with a wide range of file sizes. Web servers are responsible for generating content for users to view over the internet, much like the very page you are reading. The speed of the underlying storage system has a massive impact on the speed and responsiveness of the NAS, and thus the end-user experience.


The Red averages 134 IOPS at QD256.


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The Red again exhibits a similar latency performance envelope to its faster brethren, though the Re manages to pull away with some access at .6ms or below.


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The Red averages a conservative 7 Watts during the test.


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The Red closes out our testing with an average of 18.8 IOPS per Watt during the measurement window, easily beating the competition.

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