Average Bench: 78.6% (95th of 1010)

more Based on 307 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD50EFRX-68MYMN1, WDC WD50 EFRX-68MYMN1, WDC WD50EFRX-68M, WDC WD50EFRX-68L0BN1, WDC WD50EFRX-68MYMN0, WDC WD50 EFRX-68L0BN1

Good average bench

The WD Red 5TB (2014) averaged 21.3% 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 2.25MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.32MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 5TB (2014) is 46.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red 5TB (2014) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 124MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.71MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 307 samples)
Min Avg Max
93 Read 146 197
84.9 Write 128 162
67.7 Mixed 118 156
51.8 SusWrite 124 169
95.5% 129 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.36 4K Read 0.71 1
0.86 4K Write 2.25 2.9
0.13 4K Mixed 0.32 1
106% 1.09 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
349GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 168 170 169 169 169 MB/s
Read 178
Write 156
Mixed 102
SusWrite 168
111% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.63 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 133 135 134 135 134 MB/s
Read 152
Write 132
Mixed 95
SusWrite 134
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.9
195% 1.6 MB/s
821GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 111 113 113 113 113 MB/s
Read 158
Write 122
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 112
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.63 MB/s
768GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 98 99 97 88 86 MB/s
Read 52.3
Write 60.7
Mixed 35
SusWrite 96.1
45% 61 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.3
51% 0.33 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,258,322 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $199 @ launch in Jun '14
AmazonUS $2002 months
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Typical Red 5TB (2014) Builds (Compare 1,520 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,010

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