Average Bench: 77% (93rd of 1010)

more Based on 3,542 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 23.0% 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 2.52MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 6TB (2014) is 49.3%. 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 82.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 127MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,542 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.1 Read 138 180
70.8 Write 127 164
48.9 Mixed 82.5 110
79.6 SusWrite 130 169
87.7% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.81 1
0.9 4K Write 2.52 3
0.6 4K Mixed 0.96 1.1
187% 1.43 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
450GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 174 172 172 176 175 MB/s
Read 164
Write 151
Mixed 90.7
SusWrite 174
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.6 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 160 160 163 164 162 MB/s
Read 162
Write 159
Mixed 101
SusWrite 162
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.4 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 161 158 158 159 160 MB/s
Read 144
Write 145
Mixed 79.8
SusWrite 159
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
209% 1.6 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 94 94 94 94 94 MB/s
Read 162
Write 152
Mixed 98.3
SusWrite 93.9
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
213% 1.63 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 121 122 122 121 123 MB/s
Read 133
Write 130
Mixed 82.5
SusWrite 121
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 0.87 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,860,028 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $289 @ launch in Jul '14
AmazonUS $17025 mins
BHPhotoUS $1702 hrs
EbayUS $1858 mins
OutletPCUS $1902 hrs
NeweggUS $2007 hrs
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Typical Red 6TB (2014) Builds (Compare 2,947 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 114%
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Workstation
Workstation 100%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $485

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $1,808

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