Average Bench: 78.5% (86th of 1010)

Based on 953 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD80EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80 EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80EFZX-68U

Good average bench

The WD Red 8TB (2016) averaged 21.5% 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 0.92MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.91MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 8TB (2016) is 46.1%. 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 92.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 134MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 953 samples)
Min Avg Max
85 Read 138 173
92.5 Write 139 173
51 Mixed 92.9 159
85.7 SusWrite 134 170
92.8% 126 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.36 4K Read 0.91 1.1
0.7 4K Write 1.74 2.1
0.3 4K Mixed 0.92 1.4
173% 1.19 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 131 128 138 136 140 MB/s
Read 122
Write 132
Mixed 74.2
SusWrite 136
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.3
219% 1.4 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 139 123 132 134 132 MB/s
Read 120
Write 134
Mixed 74
SusWrite 133
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.3
221% 1.4 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 50 48 70 45 67 MB/s
Read 113
Write 94.7
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 56.7
58% 79.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.2
202% 1.3 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,416,434 HDDs tested.

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Typical Red 8TB (2016) Builds (Compare 10,812 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 123%
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Desktop
Desktop 108%
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Workstation
Workstation 116%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $1,423

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $359Nvidia GTX 1070 $330Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $85
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $130Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $243Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $87
Intel Core i5-8600K $237AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $130SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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