Average Bench: 77.4% (81st of 979)

more Based on 627 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD60EFRX-68MYMN1, WDC WD60EFRX-68TGBN1, WDC WD60 EFRX-68TGBN1, WDC WD60EFRX-68L0BN1, WDC WD60 EFRX-68MYMN1, WDC WD60EFRX-68L, WDC WD60EFRX-68MYMN0, WDC WD60EFRX-68M, WDC WD60 EFRX-68L0BN1, WD WD60EFRX-68MYMN1

The 6TB WD Red is one of the first 6TB consumer drives. Sporting five large 1.2TB platters the Red is targeted at consumers for use in 1-8 bay NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices. The large platters on the 6TB drive enable slightly faster peak read speeds than on the smaller capacity Reds. Comparing performance between the 2TB and 6TB versions shows that the 6TB version is between 10 and 15% faster. At current market prices ($300) the 6TB red isn't a bad value proposition and, considering that the 6TB Red is just a few months old, prices are likely to drop significantly over the coming months. [Oct '14 HDrivePro]

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Good average bench

The WD Red 6TB (2014) averaged 22.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Red 6TB (2014) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 141MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 6TB (2014) is 46.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red 6TB (2014) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.25MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.73MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 627 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.9 Read 141 187
81.5 Write 128 165
77.1 Mixed 121 156
97.7% 130 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.41 4K Read 0.73 0.94
0.96 4K Write 2.3 2.89
0.14 4K Mixed 0.25 0.31
101% 1.09 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
167GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 211
Write 171
Mixed 154
134% 179 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.71
4K Mixed 0.29
111% 1.23 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 172
Write 167
Mixed 156
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 2.76
4K Mixed 0.29
120% 1.31 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 175
Write 154
Mixed 149
120% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 2.58
4K Mixed 0.3
103% 1.13 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 164
Write 152
Mixed 129
111% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.27
101% 1.1 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 121
Write 97.5
Mixed 94.9
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.19
90% 1.04 MB/s
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 Prices

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Gaming 101%
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Desktop
Desktop 108%
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Workstation
Workstation 94%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $472

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,952

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The WD Red family just got bigger...

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Above average

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Good

2 years ago.

HAVE IT!


Poor

23 months ago.

Bought one last week


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