Average Bench: 76.6% (96th of 1010)

Based on 1,110 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD80EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80 EFZX-68UW8N0, WDC WD80EFZX-68U

Good average bench

The WD Red 8TB (2016) averaged 23.4% 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 68.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 133MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,110 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.2 Read 133 172
88.1 Write 138 174
45.1 Mixed 68.8 81.6
85.3 SusWrite 133 170
86.6% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.64 4K Read 0.98 1.2
1.1 4K Write 1.84 2.1
0.9 4K Mixed 1.22 1.4
211% 1.35 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
6TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 145 146 142 143 144 MB/s
Read 174
Write 150
Mixed 77.2
SusWrite 143
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
182% 1.23 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 97 99 96 94 99 MB/s
Read 117
Write 120
Mixed 70.8
SusWrite 96.7
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.2
214% 1.4 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,124,123 HDDs tested.

 Prices

BHPhotoUS $2692 months
NeweggUS $2754 months
AmazonUS $30014 hrs
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Typical Red 8TB (2016) Builds (Compare 12,160 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 122%
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Desktop
Desktop 109%
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Workstation
Workstation 116%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $205

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,504

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $366Nvidia GTX 1070 $94Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $159Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $209Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $800SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $132SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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