Average Bench: 79.2% (83rd of 1015)

Based on 179 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD60EFAX-68SHWN0, WDC WD60EFAX-68JH4N0, WDC WD60 EFAX-68SHWN0

Good average bench

The WD Red 6TB (2019) averaged 20.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Red 6TB (2019) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 6.95MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.96MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 6TB (2019) is 69.8%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WD Red 6TB (2019) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 79.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 127MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 179 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.6 Read 147 206
47.6 Write 136 183
29.2 Mixed 79.9 119
52.4 SusWrite 127 183
89.9% 123 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.96 4.99
2.26 4K Write 6.95 8
0.3 4K Mixed 0.68 0.8
286% 3.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,992,572 HDDs tested.

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Typical Red 6TB (2019) Builds (Compare 1,889 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 61%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus P9X79 - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,070

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Excellent

3 months ago.

Very quiet drive in idle and not too noisy when it moves its heads.


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