Average Bench: 76.7% (99th of 1015)

more Based on 1,077 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 23.2% 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 46.5%. 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 81.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 125MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,077 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.7 Read 138 176
72.1 Write 125 160
40.2 Mixed 81.4 106
80.3 SusWrite 129 165
86.9% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.87 1.2
1 4K Write 2.45 3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.94 1.1
185% 1.42 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 149 133 153 154 137 MB/s
Read 209
Write 156
Mixed 111
SusWrite 144
114% 155 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
222% 1.67 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 142 145 145 143 144 MB/s
Read 164
Write 110
Mixed 89.4
SusWrite 144
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.6 MB/s
153GB free
Firmware: 82.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 121 144 142 107 143 MB/s
Read 140
Write 122
Mixed 117
SusWrite 128
94% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.9
181% 1.47 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,353,866 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $199 @ launch in Jun '14
AmazonUS $23013 months
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Typical Red 5TB (2014) Builds (Compare 1,939 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 125%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 114%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X FORMULA

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,523

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