Average Bench: 80.9% (85th of 1010)

Based on 805 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD80EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80 EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80EFZX-68U

Very good average bench

The WD Red 8TB (2016) averaged just 19.1% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.48MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 129MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 8TB (2016) is 37.9%. 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 1.63MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 130MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 805 samples)
Min Avg Max
98.5 Read 143 174
95.6 Write 140 171
70.7 Mixed 129 164
85.6 SusWrite 130 166
101% 136 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.32 4K Read 0.81 1.1
0.58 4K Write 1.63 2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.48 1.3
117% 0.97 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
7TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 159 156 164 185 174 MB/s
Read 165
Write 173
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 168
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.2
212% 1.4 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 127 130 124 123 123 MB/s
Read 148
Write 132
Mixed 70.7
SusWrite 125
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.3
223% 1.43 MB/s
633GB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 94 99 102 101 101 MB/s
Read 174
Write 180
Mixed 80.3
SusWrite 99.3
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.4
238% 1.5 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 124 122 126 122 128 MB/s
Read 118
Write 123
Mixed 72.7
SusWrite 124
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.2
206% 1.33 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 41 40 41 41 40 MB/s
Read 120
Write 40.7
Mixed 49.2
SusWrite 40.3
46% 62.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 0.87 MB/s
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Typical Red 8TB (2016) Builds (Compare 9,543 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 123%
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Desktop
Desktop 109%
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Workstation
Workstation 117%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $194

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,461

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