Average Bench: 77% (97th of 1014)

Based on 2,825 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD80EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80 EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80EFZX-68U

Good average bench

The WD Red 8TB (2016) averaged 22.9% 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 1.24MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 8TB (2016) is 43.7%. 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 70MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 134MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,825 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.8 Read 134 174
87.3 Write 136 174
50.5 Mixed 70 82.3
90.2 SusWrite 134 171
86.8% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 1 1.1
1.6 4K Write 1.89 2.1
1 4K Mixed 1.24 1.4
215% 1.38 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
32GB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 113 118 117 97 113 MB/s
Read 124
Write 135
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 112
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.3
225% 1.47 MB/s
37GB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 88 88 88 88 89 MB/s
Read 146
Write 148
Mixed 69
SusWrite 88.1
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.3
229% 1.5 MB/s
37GB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 89 89 90 89 90 MB/s
Read 141
Write 148
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 89
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.3
225% 1.47 MB/s
37GB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 89 88 90 89 90 MB/s
Read 136
Write 139
Mixed 77
SusWrite 89.1
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.2
218% 1.47 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,007,962 HDDs tested.

 Prices

BHPhotoUS $26923 months
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Typical Red 8TB (2016) Builds (Compare 3,565 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 103%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 104%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $185

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,391

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