Average Bench: 79.9% (85th of 1010)

Based on 880 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD80EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80 EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80EFZX-68U

Good average bench

The WD Red 8TB (2016) averaged 20.0% 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 0.68MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.86MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 8TB (2016) is 43.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red 8TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 112MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 880 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.9 Read 141 174
95.4 Write 140 171
57.4 Mixed 112 162
84.1 SusWrite 134 167
97.5% 132 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.36 4K Read 0.86 1.1
0.85 4K Write 1.7 2
0.25 4K Mixed 0.68 1.4
143% 1.08 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 137 133 125 132 135 MB/s
Read 170
Write 171
Mixed 70.8
SusWrite 134
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.2
210% 1.37 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 149 151 151 146 146 MB/s
Read 155
Write 150
Mixed 73.2
SusWrite 147
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.3
219% 1.4 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 156 157 158 152 141 MB/s
Read 136
Write 144
Mixed 68
SusWrite 151
91% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.1
199% 1.33 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 160 159 160 164 160 MB/s
Read 98
Write 100
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 162
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.3
223% 1.47 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 125 121 123 124 128 MB/s
Read 120
Write 122
Mixed 71
SusWrite 124
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.2
210% 1.37 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,250,268 HDDs tested.

 Prices

NeweggUS $2752 days
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Typical Red 8TB (2016) Builds (Compare 10,456 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 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $1,359

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