WD Red Pro 6TB HDD – Test Setup
In testing the WD Red Pro 6TB hard drive, I am using a Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard powered with an Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake processor. The drives are set to AHCI for the individual benchmarks and RAID for the RAID-0 tests. Below are the rest of the specifications of the test system.
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7
Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61
Memory: Klevv Cras DDR4-3000 16GB
Graphics card: Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Edition
Storage Drives: Plextor M6e Black Edition (OS Drive)
Power Supply: Seasonic 1050W Platinum
Chassis: DimasTech Bench Table Easy V3.0
Note: The benchmark results below are the results I got during my tests using the specific sample WD sent – WD Red Pro 6TB, model: WD6001FFWX. Performance may vary from one capacity to another and from one system to another. You may or may not get the same exact results shown in this review. During my tests, each result does not remain at a constant or fix read/write speeds. The results are not cherry picked as well. But the results are the more constant numbers I got while running the same benchmark several times.
WD Red Pro 6TB HDD – Temperature
The WD Red Pro 6TB does not only consumes more power compared to the Red non-Pro running at 5400 RPM, but it’s also a little bit hotter. Just a little bit, similar to that of the WD Black 6TB. Be sure to install the WD Red Pro drives on a NAS or chassis with sufficient air cooling. Not that it goes really hot, but with the help of air cooling, it will keep its temperature at bay.
When the WD Red Pro 6TB is idle, the temperature can go as low as 38° Celsius as shown on the screenshots below. With enough air cooling, the drive can run at around 43-45° Celsius on load without any problem at all.
Let’s proceed to the next page for the benchmark results.
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