Average Bench: 77.6% (92nd of 1010)

more Based on 385 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD50EFRX-68MYMN1, WDC WD50 EFRX-68MYMN1, WDC WD50EFRX-68M, WDC WD50EFRX-68L0BN1, WDC WD50EFRX-68MYMN0, WDC WD50 EFRX-68L0BN1

Good average bench

The WD Red 5TB (2014) averaged 22.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Red 5TB (2014) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.45MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.31MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 5TB (2014) is 47.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red 5TB (2014) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 123MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 128MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 385 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.3 Read 143 195
84.9 Write 128 161
65.9 Mixed 111 154
77.4 SusWrite 123 167
93.4% 126 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.74 1.1
0.93 4K Write 2.31 2.91
0.14 4K Mixed 0.45 1
123% 1.17 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 131 129 127 128 130 MB/s
Read 127
Write 120
Mixed 90.5
SusWrite 129
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.37 MB/s
11.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 126 124 124 126 127 MB/s
Read 130
Write 126
Mixed 76.4
SusWrite 125
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
182% 1.23 MB/s
166GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 73 74 80 72 78 MB/s
Read 113
Write 112
Mixed 72.2
SusWrite 76.1
69% 93.5 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
194% 1.4 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,225,860 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $199 @ launch in Jun '14
AmazonUS $2006 months
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Typical Red 5TB (2014) Builds (Compare 2,654 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 - $77

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $819

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $159Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $89
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $125SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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