Average Bench: 82.1% (62nd of 984)

Based on 306 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD80EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80 EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80EFZX-68U

Very good average bench

The WD Red 8TB (2016) averaged just 17.8% 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 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. 4K Random Write Speed 1.68MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.78MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 306 samples)
Min Avg Max
95.1 Read 145 174
92.7 Write 141 173
77.9 Mixed 131 167
105% 139 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.42 4K Read 0.78 1.01
1.15 4K Write 1.68 2.01
0.28 4K Mixed 0.42 0.51
110% 0.96 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 160
Write 153
Mixed 148
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 1.69
4K Mixed 0.46
118% 1 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0A83 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 177
Write 118
Mixed 128
106% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.23
72% 0.74 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 135
Write 139
Mixed 132
102% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.49
121% 1.01 MB/s
341GB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 109
Write 119
Mixed 115
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.33
85% 0.81 MB/s
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Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI X99A SLI PLUS(MS-7885)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,066

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