Average Bench: 81.8% (63rd of 983)

Based on 158 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD80EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80 EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80EFZX-68U

Very good average bench

The WD Red 8TB (2016) averaged just 18.2% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.42MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 131MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 8TB (2016) is 48.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red 8TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.71MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.78MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 158 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.2 Read 144 174
86.5 Write 141 173
83 Mixed 131 167
104% 139 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.45 4K Read 0.78 1.01
1.24 4K Write 1.71 2.02
0.28 4K Mixed 0.42 0.51
111% 0.97 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
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 174
Write 151
Mixed 146
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.43
113% 0.98 MB/s
6TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 166
Write 153
Mixed 143
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.35
100% 0.89 MB/s
866GB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 161
Write 151
Mixed 148
115% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.41
101% 0.91 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 140
Write 148
Mixed 151
111% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.45
112% 0.95 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 135
Write 128
Mixed 125
97% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.46
124% 1.08 MB/s
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Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI X99A SLI PLUS(MS-7885)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $775

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