Average Bench: 78% (95th of 1010)

more Based on 2,735 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 21.9% 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 2.51MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 6TB (2014) is 49.5%. 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 82.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 129MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,735 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.8 Read 141 180
76.8 Write 129 164
38.5 Mixed 82.8 110
74.3 SusWrite 131 169
88.8% 121 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.84 1.1
0.5 4K Write 2.51 3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.96 1.1
188% 1.43 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: 140 140 140 141 145 143 MB/s
Read 160
Write 138
Mixed 90.5
SusWrite 141
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
533GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 160 164 164 165 165 MB/s
Read 137
Write 107
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 162
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.9
181% 1.47 MB/s
681GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 132 133 134 134 135 MB/s
Read 131
Write 130
Mixed 75
SusWrite 133
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,835,526 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $289 @ launch in Jul '14
EbayUS $18028 mins
BHPhotoUS $1897 hrs
AmazonUS $19046 mins
NeweggUS $1901 hr
OutletPCUS $1978 hrs
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Typical Red 6TB (2014) Builds (Compare 2,282 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
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Desktop
Desktop 115%
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Workstation
Workstation 102%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $466

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 111% - Outstanding Total price: $1,684

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