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WD Red Pro 5TB WD5001FFWX HDD Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Test Setup and Methodology
  3. AS SSD and ATTO Benchmark
  4. ATTO Benchmark
  5. Futuremark Benchmark
  6. AIDA64 Disk Access Test
  7. IOMETER Benchmark
  8. Transfer Tests
  9. Conclusion
  10. Online Purchase Links
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If you’ve noticed the PCMark 7 and PCMark 8 benchmarks, you’ll know that there’s really no difference in performance between the FFWX and FZWX. Average read and write access speeds are also in the same line. This drive does have better performance with 4KiB read IOPS test.When it comes to most of the transfer performance workload, both the drives are in the same level of performance. There is a total IOPS dip in the 256KiB read and write, while its response time is the same as the FZWX.

Even with the same PCB design, there are some minor changes. Note that WD Red PRO uses a NAS specific firmware. As said before, the RED lineup is made with RAID optimization, while its Pro sub-variant is for a larger storage variant. WD also does have an extended thermal burn-in testing, include vibration compensation and a five-year warranty.

I know these are made for larger NAS units, but I  don’t see how these could not be beneficial for smaller SOHO NAS. 5TB is a lot of space and many people use SOHO NAS for certain businesses, including medium size as well. If you need the reliability and the burn-in test plus the five-year warranty, this is something you would like to have.

This NAS drive also has an error recovery prevention as a part of its NASware 3.0 which avoids any problem in RAID setups.

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 $279.99  £290.14
  • Good compressed file transfer
  • 4KiB IOPS
  • Response Time
  • Five-Year Warranty
  • Extended burn-in thermal Testing
  • NASware 3.0
  • Nothing significant


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