Average Bench: 76.4% (103rd of 1015)

more Based on 483 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 23.6% 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 0.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.36MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 5TB (2014) is 47.3%. 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 102MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 123MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 483 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.4 Read 141 189
84.7 Write 126 159
58.3 Mixed 102 151
75.7 SusWrite 123 167
91% 123 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.41 4K Read 0.77 1.1
1 4K Write 2.36 3
0.17 4K Mixed 0.6 1.1
142% 1.24 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 118 117 123 120 117 MB/s
Read 153
Write 113
Mixed 72
SusWrite 119
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.33 MB/s
116GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 109 107 110 109 108 MB/s
Read 118
Write 95.2
Mixed 58.3
SusWrite 108
70% 95 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
198% 1.43 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 104 103 102 102 103 MB/s
Read 115
Write 109
Mixed 67.8
SusWrite 102
72% 98.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.53 MB/s
116GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 108 109 110 110 108 MB/s
Read 108
Write 100
Mixed 73.3
SusWrite 109
72% 97.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
189% 1.37 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,896,197 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $199 @ launch in Jun '14
AmazonUS $2506 days
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Typical Red 5TB (2014) Builds (Compare 3,658 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 - $113

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $877

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