Average Bench: 79% (72nd of 979)

Based on 64 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD80EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80 EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80EFZX-68U

Good average bench

The WD Red 8TB (2016) averaged 21.0% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.43MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 132MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 8TB (2016) is 49.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red 8TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.71MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 136MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 64 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.7 Read 139 176
86.5 Write 136 178
87.1 Mixed 132 170
102% 136 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.36 4K Read 0.8 1.01
0.97 4K Write 1.71 2.02
0.25 4K Mixed 0.43 0.51
113% 0.98 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 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 163
Write 166
Mixed 153
121% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 1.96
4K Mixed 0.51
128% 1.11 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 158
Write 147
Mixed 116
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.97
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.34
106% 0.93 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 139
Write 132
Mixed 133
101% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.63
4K Mixed 0.41
99% 0.87 MB/s
33GB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 104
Write 103
Mixed 105
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.43
103% 0.86 MB/s
267GB free
Firmware: 83.H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 92.8
Write 84.5
Mixed 97.6
69% 91.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 1.95
4K Mixed 0.5
127% 1.1 MB/s
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Gaming 93%
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Desktop 78%
Workstation 73%

Motherboard: MSI X99A SLI PLUS(MS-7885)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,110

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