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Western Digital Black 4TB 3.5" Consumer HDD (WD4003FZEX) Review - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance

Western Digital Black 4TB 3.5
The new WD Black in the 4TB capacity offers intensive 200 MB/s performance in the standard 3.5" form factor. Let's take a look. (NASDAQ:WDC)
| HDDs in Storage | Posted: Nov 18, 2013 8:31 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Western Digital

Desktop Test System

 

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ATTO Baseline Performance

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.34

 

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In ATTO read testing, the WD Black excelled as noted by the chart above. Here we see the drive reach a peak transfer speed of 202 MB/s with 2MB file sizes.

 

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Write speed was equally impressive, where we have the Black touching 180 MB/s from 16K to 2MB file sizes.

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