Average Bench: 76.1% (105th of 1015)

Based on 2,060 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD80EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80 EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80EFZX-68U

Good average bench

The WD Red 8TB (2016) averaged 23.9% 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 0.99MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 8TB (2016) is 44.4%. 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 69.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 132MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,060 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.4 Read 133 172
92 Write 136 176
50.5 Mixed 69.1 83.5
88.2 SusWrite 132 171
86% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.61 4K Read 0.99 1.2
1.3 4K Write 1.87 2.1
0.9 4K Mixed 1.24 1.4
213% 1.36 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: 172 176 167 175 169 174 MB/s
Read 176
Write 180
Mixed 83.8
SusWrite 172
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.4
234% 1.47 MB/s
919GB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 145 147 147 144 150 MB/s
Read 152
Write 164
Mixed 76.8
SusWrite 146
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
197% 1.33 MB/s
919GB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 146 145 148 143 147 MB/s
Read 149
Write 162
Mixed 74.1
SusWrite 141
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.3 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 141 145 147 148 144 MB/s
Read 128
Write 146
Mixed 75
SusWrite 144
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.3
221% 1.43 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 110 117 93 89 88 MB/s
Read 161
Write 153
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 96.8
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
7TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 96 91 96 97 94 MB/s
Read 93.5
Write 96.2
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 94.7
62% 85 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1.5
240% 1.4 MB/s
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Typical Red 8TB (2016) Builds (Compare 19,746 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 109%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,233

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