Average Bench: 79.4% (73rd of 984)

more Based on 1,434 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD60EFRX-68MYMN1, WDC WD60EFRX-68TGBN1, WDC WD60 EFRX-68TGBN1, WDC WD60EFRX-68L0BN1, WDC WD60 EFRX-68MYMN0, 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 20.5% 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 2.31MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 146MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 6TB (2014) is 45.3%. 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 0.24MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.72MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,434 samples)
Min Avg Max
97.3 Read 146 192
86.5 Write 131 167
76.8 Mixed 123 157
99.9% 133 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.38 4K Read 0.72 0.96
1.15 4K Write 2.31 2.87
0.15 4K Mixed 0.24 0.31
99.8% 1.09 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 117
Write 103
Mixed 75.1
73% 98.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 2.77
4K Mixed 0.3
119% 1.3 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 109
Write 100
Mixed 102
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 1.31
4K Mixed 0.2
81% 0.78 MB/s
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 Prices

AmazonUS $210.787 mins ago.
BHPhotoUS $210.7814 hrs ago.
EbayUS $210.9919 mins ago.
NeweggUS $212.9545 mins ago.
OutletPCUS $218.6422 hrs ago.
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Gaming 111%
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Desktop 108%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $344

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,913

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The WD Red family just got bigger...

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Above average

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Poor

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