Average Bench: 77.2% (90th of 1015)

more Based on 11,340 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]

Good average bench

The WD Red 6TB (2014) averaged 22.8% 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 2.57MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 6TB (2014) is 49.8%. 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 84.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 127MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,340 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.6 Read 138 179
76.2 Write 127 163
50.9 Mixed 84.4 109
77.1 SusWrite 130 169
88.3% 120 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.83 1
1.05 4K Write 2.57 3
0.6 4K Mixed 0.96 1.1
189% 1.46 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 164 161 165 166 163 MB/s
Read 181
Write 158
Mixed 71.8
SusWrite 164
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.57 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 155 159 158 160 155 MB/s
Read 170
Write 141
Mixed 97.2
SusWrite 158
104% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
209% 1.6 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 154 154 155 156 158 MB/s
Read 156
Write 151
Mixed 88.9
SusWrite 155
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
206% 1.53 MB/s
890GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 95 97 97 97 93 MB/s
Read 106
Write 90.5
Mixed 66.6
SusWrite 95.8
66% 89.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
190% 1.47 MB/s
698GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 85 85 87 86 86 MB/s
Read 99.7
Write 89
Mixed 61.3
SusWrite 85.8
62% 83.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.5 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $289 @ launch in Jul '14
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Typical Red 6TB (2014) Builds (Compare 15,357 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Gaming 114%
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Desktop
Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 105%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI - $297

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 116% - Outstanding Total price: $897

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