Average Bench: 78.4% (89th of 1015)

Based on 4,017 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD80EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80 EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80EFZX-68U

Good average bench

The WD Red 8TB (2016) averaged 21.6% 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 1.25MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 8TB (2016) is 44.9%. 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 71.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 136MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,017 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.4 Read 136 172
89.7 Write 137 175
53.6 Mixed 71.1 83.8
89.4 SusWrite 137 172
88.1% 120 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 1 1.2
1.4 4K Write 1.88 2.1
1 4K Mixed 1.25 1.4
215% 1.37 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: 140 134 141 141 136 131 MB/s
Read 130
Write 143
Mixed 73
SusWrite 137
88% 121 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.4
237% 1.47 MB/s
724GB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 131 140 128 119 131 MB/s
Read 117
Write 122
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 129
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
201% 1.37 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 86 94 108 113 111 MB/s
Read 121
Write 112
Mixed 57.5
SusWrite 103
72% 98.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.2 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,760,440 HDDs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Red 8TB (2016) Builds (Compare 94,694 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 103%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,148

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