Average Bench: 98.7% (6th of 1015)

Based on 786 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD6002FFWX-68TZ4N0, WDC WD6002FFWX-6, WDC WD60 02FFWX-68TZ4, WDC WD60 02FFWX-68TZ4N0, WDC WD6002FFWX-68TZ4

Excellent average bench

The WD Red Pro 6TB (2015) averaged just 1.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Red Pro 6TB (2015) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.76MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.73MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red Pro 6TB (2015) is 57.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red Pro 6TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 74.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.95MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 786 samples)
Min Avg Max
100 Read 171 213
103 Write 176 218
55.4 Mixed 74.7 88.7
105 SusWrite 172 215
108% 148 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.95 1.1
2.5 4K Write 4.76 6.3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
209% 2.15 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 212 207 213 213 211 206 MB/s
Read 216
Write 222
Mixed 80.3
SusWrite 210
133% 182 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 1
227% 1.97 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 170 175 177 174 171 MB/s
Read 208
Write 210
Mixed 79.8
SusWrite 173
122% 168 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.7
208% 2.17 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 156 159 154 151 163 MB/s
Read 157
Write 156
Mixed 73
SusWrite 156
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 6.2
4K Mixed 0.8
241% 2.63 MB/s
156GB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 111 109 112 108 112 MB/s
Read 112
Write 115
Mixed 56.8
SusWrite 110
72% 98.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.9
199% 1.7 MB/s
156GB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 111 109 111 108 111 MB/s
Read 106
Write 107
Mixed 53.9
SusWrite 110
69% 94 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.6
184% 1.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,708,637 HDDs tested.

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Typical Red Pro 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 17,375 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 89%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 89%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING - $258

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,176

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