WDWD60EFAX
WDWD60EFRX

Release date ≈ Q1 2019.

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Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 5,426 user samples
17 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 5.5TB free
Worst Bench: 62% 4TB free
Poor: 62% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 29th / 1015
5,409 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 5.5TB free
Worst Bench: 49% 5TB free
Poor: 49% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 103rd / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
89.6 % Faster effective speed.
+17%
76.8 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
164 MB/s Faster read speed.
+19%
138 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
146 MB/s Faster write speed.
+16%
126 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.54 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+86%
0.83 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
6.98 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+174%
2.55 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
76.5 MB/s 83.1 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+9%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.67 MB/s 0.97 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+45%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
147 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+13%
130 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
241 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+35%
179 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
191 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+18%
162 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
3.3 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+200%
1.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
8 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+167%
3 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
105 MB/s 109 MB/s +4%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.8 MB/s 1.1 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+38%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
192 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+14%
168 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 21,346,913 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.04 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
Value
Value For Money
71.2 % Much better value.
+39%
51.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 54 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
Price
Price (score)
$151 Cheaper.
+16%
$180
Age
Newest
8+ Months Hugely more recent.
+88%
64 Months
Capacity
Capacity
6TB 6TB
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We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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