WD40E31X 14

WD Blue (WD40E31X) 4TB PC SSHD Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Test Setup and Methodology
  3. AS SSD and ATTO Benchmark
  4. ATTO Benchmark
  5. Futuremark Benchmark
  6. AIDA64 Disk Access Test
  7. Sequential Data Performance Test
  8. Random Data Performance Test
  9. Transfer Tests
  10. Conclusion
  11. Online Purchase Links


The system that I am using is to test most of the hardware. The same operating system, choice of SATA III port (SATA_1), version of the benchmark software and the testing method is maintained throughout the graph.

Operating SystemWindows 10 64-bit Pro
Processor+ CoolerIntel i7 4790k + Noctua NH-U12S
MotherboardGigabyte Z97X-Gaming GT
RAM8GB Kingston DDR3 HyperX
Primary Storage240GB SanDisk Extreme II SSD
Secondary Storage3TB WD Red WD30EFRX
Power SupplyCorsair TX750
PC CaseLian Li A70F

The testing methods are as follows:

AS SSD and ATTO Benchmark

Futuremark Storage Benchmarks: PCMark 7 and PCMark 8

AIDA64 Average Read/Write Access Tests: 64KB Block Size

Sequential Data Performance Test (4K Aligned and 512 KiB)

Random Data Performance Test (4k Aligned and 256 KiB)

Transfer Test

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