Average Bench: 99.6% (5th of 1015)

Based on 111 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD80EFBX-68AZZN0, WDC WD80 EFBX-68AZZN0

Excellent average bench

The WD WD80EFBX-68AZZN0 8TB averaged just 0.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD WD80EFBX-68AZZN0 8TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.38MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 5.59MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD80EFBX-68AZZN0 8TB is 46.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD WD80EFBX-68AZZN0 8TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 102MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 170MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 111 samples)
Min Avg Max
98.5 Read 176 206
99.9 Write 176 212
74 Mixed 102 118
92.6 SusWrite 170 208
114% 156 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.58 4K Read 2.27 2.9
4.02 4K Write 5.59 6.2
1.1 4K Mixed 1.38 1.6
351% 3.08 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
7.5TB free
Firmware: 85.00A85
SusWrite @10s intervals: 206 209 212 209 208 210 MB/s
Read 202
Write 214
Mixed 112
SusWrite 209
135% 184 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 6.2
4K Mixed 1.4
370% 3.33 MB/s
7.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 85.00A85
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 198 194 201 207 198 MB/s
Read 196
Write 201
Mixed 108
SusWrite 197
128% 175 MB/s
4K Read 2.8
4K Write 6.2
4K Mixed 1.5
398% 3.5 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 85.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 164 165 164 163 162 MB/s
Read 152
Write 166
Mixed 117
SusWrite 163
110% 149 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Write 5.9
4K Mixed 1.4
352% 3.13 MB/s
474GB free
Firmware: 85.00A85
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 171 187 187 190 183 MB/s
Read 132
Write 140
Mixed 88.1
SusWrite 179
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 2.8
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.4
365% 3.07 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,616,187 HDDs tested.

Typical WD80EFBX-68AZZN0 8TB Builds (Compare 10,680 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 107%
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 123%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X570 AORUS ULTRA

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,104

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