Average Bench: 76.9% (92nd of 1015)

Based on 4,231 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD80EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80 EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80EFZX-68U

Good average bench

The WD Red 8TB (2016) averaged 23.0% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.23MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.99MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 8TB (2016) is 46.2%. 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 69.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 133MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,231 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.8 Read 133 172
85.2 Write 135 173
46.3 Mixed 69.8 83.5
86.4 SusWrite 135 172
86.4% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.99 1.2
1.3 4K Write 1.86 2.1
0.96 4K Mixed 1.23 1.4
213% 1.36 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
867GB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 165 161 152 152 155 MB/s
Read 136
Write 138
Mixed 74.6
SusWrite 157
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.2
212% 1.4 MB/s
887GB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 144 136 138 141 141 MB/s
Read 111
Write 116
Mixed 57.4
SusWrite 141
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
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Typical Red 8TB (2016) Builds (Compare 25,763 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Gaming 129%
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Desktop 94%
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Workstation 130%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $193

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $914

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-13600K $279Nvidia RTX 4060 $300Crucial MX500 250GB $40
Intel Core i5-12400F $134Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $385Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $80
Intel Core i5-12600K $184Nvidia RTX 4070 $409Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $40SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $43SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $51G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $351SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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