Average Bench: 81.8% (66th of 984)

Based on 585 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD80EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80 EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80EFZX-68U

Very good average bench

The WD Red 8TB (2016) averaged just 18.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Red 8TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.41MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 133MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 8TB (2016) is 35.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red 8TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.62MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.79MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 585 samples)
Min Avg Max
102 Read 145 174
99.2 Write 141 172
82.6 Mixed 133 166
105% 140 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.36 4K Read 0.79 1.04
0.8 4K Write 1.62 1.98
0.21 4K Mixed 0.41 0.51
109% 0.94 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 158
Write 160
Mixed 158
120% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.55
132% 1.09 MB/s
6TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 173
Write 142
Mixed 155
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.98
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.52
130% 1.06 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 149
Write 146
Mixed 150
112% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.07
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.42
123% 1.07 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 148
Write 145
Mixed 137
108% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.38
108% 0.98 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,252,025 HDDs tested.


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Typical Red 8TB (2016) Builds (Compare 2,170 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 104%
Desktop 79%
Workstation 75%

Motherboard: MSI X99A SLI PLUS(MS-7885)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,081

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