Average Bench: 77.2% (101st of 1015)

more Based on 442 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 22.8% 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 0.55MB/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 46.8%. 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 105MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 125MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 442 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.7 Read 142 191
82.6 Write 127 160
61.7 Mixed 105 152
79.6 SusWrite 125 168
92.4% 125 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.76 1.1
1 4K Write 2.36 3
0.16 4K Mixed 0.55 1.1
137% 1.23 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 126 126 126 127 127 MB/s
Read 129
Write 118
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 125
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.43 MB/s
193GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 92 94 94 94 94 MB/s
Read 144
Write 144
Mixed 72.3
SusWrite 93.2
83% 114 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
217% 1.73 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 92 92 90 92 92 MB/s
Read 88
Write 91
Mixed 66
SusWrite 91.5
62% 84.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
198% 1.43 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,801,317 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $199 @ launch in Jun '14
AmazonUS $2502 days
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Typical Red 5TB (2014) Builds (Compare 3,285 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 - $77

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $813

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