Average Bench: 76% (107th of 1015)

more Based on 901 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD50EFRX-68MYMN1, WDC WD50 EFRX-68MYMN1, WDC WD50EFRX-68M, WDC WD50EFRX-68L0BN1, WDC WD50EFRX-68MYMN0, WDC WD50EFRX-68L, WDC WD50 EFRX-68L0BN1

Good average bench

The WD Red 5TB (2014) averaged 24.0% 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 0.94MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.46MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 5TB (2014) is 46.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red 5TB (2014) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 81.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 125MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 901 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.4 Read 137 178
70.5 Write 125 161
45.6 Mixed 81.5 106
74.9 SusWrite 127 165
86.5% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.86 1.2
1.19 4K Write 2.46 3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.94 1.1
186% 1.42 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 156 154 157 155 156 MB/s
Read 158
Write 150
Mixed 98.9
SusWrite 155
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.43 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 142 147 148 147 149 MB/s
Read 144
Write 144
Mixed 99
SusWrite 146
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.6 MB/s
152GB free
Firmware: 82.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 137 138 132 134 135 MB/s
Read 139
Write 136
Mixed 103
SusWrite 134
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.9
185% 1.5 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 22 17 21 15 14 MB/s
Read 30.9
Write 31.8
Mixed 30.9
SusWrite 18.2
21% 28 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.3
45% 0.27 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,757,553 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $199 @ launch in Jun '14
AmazonUS $2302 months
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Typical Red 5TB (2014) Builds (Compare 4,728 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B360-F GAMING - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $746

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