Average Bench: 77.4% (94th of 1010)

more Based on 3,258 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD60EFRX-68MYMN1, WDC WD60EFRX-68TGBN1, WDC WD60 EFRX-68TGBN1, WDC WD60EFRX-68L0BN1, WDC WD60 EFRX-68MYMN0, WDC WD60 EFRX-68MYMN1, WDC WD60EFRX-68L, WDC WD60EFRX-68MYMN0, WDC WD60EFRX-68M, WDC WD60 EFRX-68L0BN1, WD WD60EFRX-68MYMN1

The 6TB WD Red is one of the first 6TB consumer drives. Sporting five large 1.2TB platters the Red is targeted at consumers for use in 1-8 bay NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices. The large platters on the 6TB drive enable slightly faster peak read speeds than on the smaller capacity Reds. Comparing performance between the 2TB and 6TB versions shows that the 6TB version is between 10 and 15% faster. At current market prices ($300) the 6TB red isn't a bad value proposition and, considering that the 6TB Red is just a few months old, prices are likely to drop significantly over the coming months. [Oct '14 HDrivePro]

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Good average bench

The WD Red 6TB (2014) averaged 22.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Red 6TB (2014) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.96MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.54MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 6TB (2014) is 48.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red 6TB (2014) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 82.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 128MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,258 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.7 Read 139 183
77.7 Write 128 165
49.3 Mixed 82.9 109
81.6 SusWrite 130 168
88.3% 120 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.84 1.1
0.81 4K Write 2.54 3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.96 1.1
188% 1.45 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 173 175 174 175 175 MB/s
Read 177
Write 160
Mixed 110
SusWrite 174
114% 155 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.5 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 151 156 160 158 158 MB/s
Read 162
Write 133
Mixed 74
SusWrite 157
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
126% 1.07 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 129 135 130 136 135 MB/s
Read 146
Write 118
Mixed 73
SusWrite 132
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
206% 1.53 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,225,860 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $289 @ launch in Jul '14
EbayUS $19011 mins
OutletPCUS $19420 hrs
AmazonUS $1947 hrs
NeweggUS $19411 hrs
BHPhotoUS $1991 month
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Typical Red 6TB (2014) Builds (Compare 2,655 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 100%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $485

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,850

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