Average Bench: 75.7% (103rd of 1010)

Based on 1,266 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD80EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80 EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80EFZX-68U

Good average bench

The WD Red 8TB (2016) averaged 24.3% 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 1.22MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.98MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 8TB (2016) is 48.7%. 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 68.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 131MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,266 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.4 Read 131 173
84 Write 135 175
45.2 Mixed 68.4 81.5
85.2 SusWrite 132 170
85.4% 117 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.98 1.2
1.2 4K Write 1.84 2.1
0.9 4K Mixed 1.22 1.4
210% 1.35 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
7.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 167 173 169 185 170 MB/s
Read 184
Write 184
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 172
113% 155 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.3
225% 1.47 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 162 168 163 158 153 MB/s
Read 161
Write 167
Mixed 78.3
SusWrite 161
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.3
226% 1.43 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 145 141 138 150 154 MB/s
Read 142
Write 149
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 147
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
205% 1.4 MB/s
6.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 141 142 145 143 142 MB/s
Read 138
Write 143
Mixed 68
SusWrite 142
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.2
218% 1.47 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 131 132 135 131 132 MB/s
Read 133
Write 141
Mixed 73.7
SusWrite 132
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.4
237% 1.47 MB/s
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Typical Red 8TB (2016) Builds (Compare 13,352 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 123%
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Desktop
Desktop 110%
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Workstation
Workstation 118%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $188

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $1,435

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