Average Bench: 77.3% (89th of 1015)

more Based on 1,098 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 22.7% 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 2.45MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 5TB (2014) is 46.3%. 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 82.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 126MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,098 samples)
Min Avg Max
88 Read 139 176
72.1 Write 126 161
40.2 Mixed 82.1 106
83.9 SusWrite 130 166
87.6% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.87 1.2
1 4K Write 2.45 3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.94 1.1
186% 1.42 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 172 172 173 170 174 MB/s
Read 185
Write 131
Mixed 108
SusWrite 172
110% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.6 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 166 167 166 167 165 MB/s
Read 161
Write 160
Mixed 95.8
SusWrite 166
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
160% 1.17 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 136 144 131 145 148 MB/s
Read 140
Write 127
Mixed 71.8
SusWrite 141
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.57 MB/s
873GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 104 99 46 47 92 MB/s
Read 81.7
Write 76.9
Mixed 66.9
SusWrite 83.3
57% 77.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.6
127% 1.17 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $199 @ launch in Jun '14
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Workstation 103%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X FORMULA

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $940

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