Average Bench: 77.8% (94th of 1015)

more Based on 3,950 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 22.2% 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 0.97MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.57MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 6TB (2014) is 52.1%. 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 84.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 128MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,950 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.3 Read 139 179
69 Write 128 162
59 Mixed 84.5 109
78.2 SusWrite 132 168
88.8% 121 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.83 1
1 4K Write 2.57 3
0.62 4K Mixed 0.97 1.1
190% 1.46 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 167 169 169 169 168 MB/s
Read 165
Write 149
Mixed 111
SusWrite 168
109% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
207% 1.6 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 143 140 140 144 146 MB/s
Read 140
Write 129
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 143
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
211% 1.67 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 125 122 129 128 122 MB/s
Read 122
Write 118
Mixed 80
SusWrite 126
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
196% 1.4 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 67 58 61 64 75 MB/s
Read 151
Write 136
Mixed 76
SusWrite 67.8
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.57 MB/s
830GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 96 83 87 90 93 MB/s
Read 85
Write 81.5
Mixed 59.7
SusWrite 91.8
59% 79.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
165% 1.27 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,801,317 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $289 @ launch in Jul '14
AmazonUS $16512 mins
EbayUS $18927 mins
OutletPCUS $19715 days
BHPhotoUS $20017 days
NeweggUS $20414 days
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Typical Red 6TB (2014) Builds (Compare 3,220 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 112%
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Workstation
Workstation 98%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $485

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $1,803

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