Average Bench: 79.1% (89th of 1002)

Based on 257 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD50EFRX-68MYMN1, WDC WD50 EFRX-68MYMN1, WDC WD50EFRX-68M, WDC WD50EFRX-68L0BN1, WDC WD50 EFRX-68L0BN1

Good average bench

The WD Red 5TB (2014) averaged 20.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Red 5TB (2014) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.21MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 147MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 5TB (2014) is 46.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red 5TB (2014) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.24MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 257 samples)
Min Avg Max
95.8 Read 147 197
85.4 Write 129 163
71.8 Mixed 122 157
99.6% 133 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.36 4K Read 0.7 0.98
0.87 4K Write 2.21 2.85
0.13 4K Mixed 0.24 0.31
96.8% 1.05 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 149
Write 148
Mixed 148
112% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 2.74
4K Mixed 0.23
113% 1.28 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 145
Write 112
Mixed 106
91% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 2.76
4K Mixed 0.19
99% 1.19 MB/s
0GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 17.2
Write 14.1
Mixed 17.3
12% 16.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.19
4K Write 1.03
4K Mixed 0.1
38% 0.44 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,778,298 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $199 @ launch in Jun '14
AmazonUS $20020 days
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Typical Red 5TB (2014) Builds (Compare 2,281 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 113%
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Workstation
Workstation 81%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-DELUXE - $303

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,969

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