Average Bench: 81.2% (79th of 1002)

Based on 681 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD80EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80 EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80EFZX-68U

Very good average bench

The WD Red 8TB (2016) averaged just 18.7% 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 0.41MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 134MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 8TB (2016) is 36.2%. 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 1.61MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.79MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 681 samples)
Min Avg Max
99 Read 143 174
95.8 Write 140 170
88.6 Mixed 134 165
105% 139 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.31 4K Read 0.79 1.07
0.59 4K Write 1.61 1.97
0.2 4K Mixed 0.41 0.51
108% 0.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5.5TB free
Firmware: 0A83 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 163
Write 166
Mixed 162
123% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.51
122% 1.03 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 156
Write 156
Mixed 147
115% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.42
118% 1.05 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,282,091 HDDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $24917 mins
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Typical Red 8TB (2016) Builds (Compare 2,376 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI X99A SLI PLUS(MS-7885)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,013

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