Seagate Desktop HDD.15 4TB vs WD Black 4TB Hard Drive Review

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HD Tune v5.50

HD Tune Pro 5.50 is an extended version of HD Tune which includes many new features such as write benchmark, secure erasing, AAM setting, folder usage view, disk monitor, command line parameters and file benchmark.

Read Performance Testing

WD Black WD4001FAEX 4TB:

WD HD Tune Read Benchmark

Seagate ST4000DM000 4TB:

Seagate HD Tune Read Benchmark

 

Write Performance Testing

WD Black WD4001FAEX 4TB:

WD HD Tune Write Benchmark 

Seagate ST4000DM000 4TB:

 Seagate HD Tune Write Benchmark

Benchmark Results: These are pretty interesting benchmark results! The Seagate 4TB 5900RPM hard drive has higher read and write average transfer rates, but the WD Black 4TB drive has lower access times and much higher burst rates.  Both drives were right around 130 MB/s for the read and write speeds, which is really moving for a hard drive of such a large capacity.

HD Tune 64MB File Test

WD Black WD4001FAEX 4TB:

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Seagate ST4000DM000 4TB:

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Benchmark Results: Running the built-in file benchmark test in HD Tune v5.50 shows how the drive performs with various file sizes. The WD Black 4TB 3.5″ desktop hard drive had higher sequential transfer speeds and higher IOPS in the 4K write tests.

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