Average Bench: 76.7% (100th of 1015)

more Based on 6,301 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD60EFRX-68MYMN1, WDC WD60EFRX-68T, 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 23.2% 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 48.2%. 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 83.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 126MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,301 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.8 Read 138 180
71.5 Write 126 164
53.3 Mixed 83.3 110
80.7 SusWrite 129 168
87.6% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.59 4K Read 0.83 1
1.2 4K Write 2.54 3
0.7 4K Mixed 0.96 1.1
189% 1.45 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 161 162 165 165 159 MB/s
Read 165
Write 163
Mixed 97
SusWrite 159
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.63 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 128 134 140 133 138 MB/s
Read 124
Write 120
Mixed 73.7
SusWrite 134
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.5 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,484,872 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $289 @ launch in Jul '14
BHPhotoUS $18010 months
OutletPCUS $19713 months
AmazonUS $33810 days
EbayUS $34524 mins
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Typical Red 6TB (2014) Builds (Compare 4,464 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 101%
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Desktop
Desktop 109%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $332

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,612

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