The WD Red 6TB is quite a surprising solution and if we analyze our test results, I can really see where this purpose built solution will fit in. First off, it is obvious this drive does not really care for workload testing, as it did not perform too well in any of that, nor did it perform too well with random read testing.
Where it did fare quite well is where it counts. The WD Red 6TB was the quickest in both sequential read and write by a good 30 MB/s, and at the same time had the lowest latency in both tests as well, coming in at 23ms over the 28ms turned in by the Seagate NAS 4TB and WD Red 4TB.
Another place where it counts is power. The new WD Red 6TB excelled there too coming in at 6 watts flat in our first power test or 0.25 watts over the 4TB Red and 0.84 watts less than the Seagate NAS 4TB.
If we look at the workload power consumption for the 6TB Red, things get even better. There we find the peak at 4.8 watts, 0.3 watts less than the WD Red 4TB and a full watt lower than the Seagate 4TB solution.
All in all, the WD Red 6TB is a tremendous value to the NAS market as it gives us an additional 2TB of storage capacity, while bumping your power bill by pennies on the dollar. As I stated in the introduction, MSRP for the 6TB WD Red sits at $299.99 with a three-year warranty.
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- Page 1 [Introduction & Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 2 [Drive Details]
- Page 3 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup and ATTO Benchmarks]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - 4K Random Performance & Latency]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Sequential Performance & Latency]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Workloads & Workload Latency]
- Page 7 [Power Consumption]
- Page 8 [Final Thoughts]
- Page 9 [Revisited: WD Red 6TB v2]
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