Average Bench: 75.1% (105th of 1015)

more Based on 678 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 24.8% 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 0.91MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.48MB/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 84.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 125MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 678 samples)
Min Avg Max
89.9 Read 137 177
76 Write 125 159
50.6 Mixed 84.3 112
70.8 SusWrite 125 166
86.7% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.85 1.2
1.29 4K Write 2.48 3
0.26 4K Mixed 0.91 1.1
182% 1.41 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 156 162 163 164 163 MB/s
Read 160
Write 154
Mixed 86.2
SusWrite 161
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
182% 1.27 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 125 123 124 125 121 MB/s
Read 128
Write 115
Mixed 94
SusWrite 123
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
192% 1.53 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 106 108 109 111 111 MB/s
Read 139
Write 112
Mixed 69
SusWrite 109
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.3 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 141 142 143 143 143 MB/s
Read 98.7
Write 96.5
Mixed 61.5
SusWrite 142
73% 99.7 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
188% 1.47 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 31 33 35 36 34 MB/s
Read 125
Write 123
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 33.2
67% 90.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,636,126 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $199 @ launch in Jun '14
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AmazonUS $39010 days
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Typical Red 5TB (2014) Builds (Compare 5,072 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 - $113

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $873

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