Average Bench: 79.5% (71st of 979)

more Based on 789 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 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 2.34MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 145MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 6TB (2014) is 46.6%. 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 0.72MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 789 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.9 Read 145 190
82.9 Write 131 166
77.1 Mixed 124 157
100% 134 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.39 4K Read 0.72 0.94
1.01 4K Write 2.34 2.91
0.15 4K Mixed 0.25 0.31
101% 1.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 172
Write 150
Mixed 142
116% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 2.32
4K Mixed 0.27
101% 1.08 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 0A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 137
Write 128
Mixed 142
102% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 2.35
4K Mixed 0.31
103% 1.08 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 136
Write 103
Mixed 90.8
82% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 2.16
4K Mixed 0.25
90% 0.98 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 113
Write 107
Mixed 114
84% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 2.82
4K Mixed 0.28
118% 1.31 MB/s
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 Prices

AmazonUS $208.5029 mins ago.
NeweggUS $214.999 hrs ago.
EbayUS $216.8115 mins ago.
BHPhotoUS $219.006 hrs ago.
OutletPCUS $223.841 day ago.
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Typical Red 6TB (2014) Builds (Compare 2,774 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 101%
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Desktop
Desktop 107%
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Workstation
Workstation 94%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $464

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $2,064

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The WD Red family just got bigger...

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Above average

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