Average Bench: 77.1% (97th of 1015)

more Based on 973 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 22.9% 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 2.47MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 5TB (2014) is 46.5%. 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 82MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 126MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 973 samples)
Min Avg Max
89.6 Read 139 180
72 Write 126 162
43.5 Mixed 82 106
79.1 SusWrite 129 165
87.4% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.86 1.2
1 4K Write 2.47 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%
4TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 155 158 157 158 157 MB/s
Read 174
Write 143
Mixed 87.4
SusWrite 156
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.6 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 155 153 153 154 156 MB/s
Read 136
Write 143
Mixed 101
SusWrite 154
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
205% 1.6 MB/s
473GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 124 122 124 127 131 MB/s
Read 148
Write 141
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 125
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.63 MB/s
473GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 125 122 123 130 143 MB/s
Read 141
Write 134
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 127
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.57 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,043,432 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $199 @ launch in Jun '14
AmazonUS $2306 months
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Typical Red 5TB (2014) Builds (Compare 1,680 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 127%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 117%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X FORMULA

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,500

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