Average Bench: 103% (6th of 1010)

Based on 260 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD6002FFWX-68TZ4N0, WDC WD6002FFWX-6, WDC WD60 02FFWX-68TZ4, WDC WD60 02FFWX-68TZ4N0, WDC WD6002FFWX-68TZ4

Outstanding average bench

The WD Red Pro 6TB (2015) averaged 2.5% higher 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 3.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.55MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red Pro 6TB (2015) is 43.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red Pro 6TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.89MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 148MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 260 samples)
Min Avg Max
126 Read 181 212
121 Write 176 209
72 Mixed 148 193
115 SusWrite 183 210
127% 172 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.53 4K Read 0.89 1.06
2.32 4K Write 3.8 5.7
0.35 4K Mixed 0.55 0.8
168% 1.75 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: 211 200 213 213 214 209 MB/s
Read 200
Write 205
Mixed 81.2
SusWrite 210
127% 174 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.5
189% 2.2 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 206 203 204 201 206 MB/s
Read 202
Write 209
Mixed 87
SusWrite 204
128% 176 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 6.1
4K Mixed 0.9
250% 2.63 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 209 200 204 208 208 MB/s
Read 197
Write 210
Mixed 87.3
SusWrite 206
128% 175 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 6.2
4K Mixed 0.9
256% 2.7 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 193 205 210 196 198 MB/s
Read 191
Write 184
Mixed 78.7
SusWrite 200
119% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.7
189% 1.87 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 210 211 198 197 206 MB/s
Read 184
Write 188
Mixed 76.5
SusWrite 203
119% 163 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.7
194% 1.9 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 129 133 193 184 152 MB/s
Read 175
Write 128
Mixed 70.7
SusWrite 158
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.7
205% 2.1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 152 152 158 152 153 MB/s
Read 166
Write 164
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 153
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 6.1
4K Mixed 0.5
210% 2.53 MB/s
227GB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 107 114 113 106 108 MB/s
Read 104
Write 116
Mixed 64
SusWrite 110
72% 98.4 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.9
4K Mixed 0.7
229% 2.53 MB/s
62GB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 104 102 99 101 104 MB/s
Read 102
Write 106
Mixed 64.7
SusWrite 102
69% 93.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 0.7
186% 1.8 MB/s
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Typical Red Pro 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 5,859 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 129%
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Desktop
Desktop 127%
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Workstation
Workstation 116%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 - $219

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 113% - Outstanding Total price: $1,621

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