Western Digital Red WD60EFRX 6TB Review (Page 5 of 11)

Page 5 - Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark

About Crystal Disk Mark

- Measure sequential reads/writes speed
- Measure random 512KB, 4KB, 4KB (Queue Depth=32) reads/writes speed
- Select test data (Random, 0Fill, 1Fill)

From: Developer's Page

Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 is in the spotlight. Crystal Disk Mark is an important benchmark, because it tests the input/output operations per second capability of the storage device. As you can see in our charts above, compared against a few select drives; namely, hard drives from HGST, Seagate, and Western Digital, along with a mainstream MX200 500GB SSD from Crucial, the 5,400RPM Western Digital Red WD60EFRX 6TB continued to be extremely competitive. It was obviously no contest against the Crucial SSD, but neither is the SSD's capacity against this 6TB monster. For a drive of this caliber, these results were excellent, where it was more reminiscent of the Red Pro 6TB than the Red 4TB. Like all HDDs in the presence of an SSD, it was blown away in the 4K and 4K QD32 results. That said, the WD60EFRX posted close to class leading results, along with other 6TB Western Digital drives, in these areas compared to other mechanical disks; delivering a noticeable advantage over everybody else. That said, the higher RPM Western Digital 6TB drives were still considerably faster in the linear tests. I will let you take a look at the results in our comparison graphs above.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Features, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 8.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark 7
10. NAS Performance, Power Consumption
11. Conclusion