Average Bench: 79.5% (87th of 1002)

more Based on 2,084 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 20.4% 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 2.29MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 125MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 6TB (2014) is 42.5%. 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 0.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,084 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.3 Read 145 187
86.5 Write 132 166
78.7 Mixed 125 157
101% 134 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.35 4K Read 0.7 0.94
1 4K Write 2.29 2.83
0.15 4K Mixed 0.24 0.31
98.8% 1.08 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 166
Write 130
Mixed 138
109% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 2.62
4K Mixed 0.19
100% 1.18 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 124
Write 119
Mixed 119
91% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.46
4K Mixed 0.2
68% 0.52 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,727,707 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $289 @ launch in Jul '14
EbayUS $18034 mins
AmazonUS $18510 mins
BHPhotoUS $1851 hr
NeweggUS $1856 hrs
OutletPCUS $2032 days
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Typical Red 6TB (2014) Builds (Compare 3,643 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 108%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $339

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $2,044

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