Average Bench: 79.7% (70th of 983)

Based on 146 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 20.3% 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 2.28MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 147MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 5TB (2014) is 43.6%. 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 0.25MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.71MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 146 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.7 Read 147 197
82.3 Write 131 166
74.1 Mixed 122 158
100% 133 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.42 4K Read 0.71 0.99
1.03 4K Write 2.28 2.87
0.13 4K Mixed 0.25 0.31
99.2% 1.08 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 167
Write 147
Mixed 141
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.34
4K Mixed 0.3
105% 1.11 MB/s
810GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 138
Write 133
Mixed 68.8
84% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 2.29
4K Mixed 0.19
88% 1.03 MB/s
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AmazonUS $300.006 months ago.
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Desktop 115%
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Workstation 81%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-DELUXE - $303

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,645

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