Average Bench: 94.9% (9th of 1015)

Based on 233 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD8002FRYZ-01FF2B0, WDC WD8002FRYZ-01FF2, WD WD8002FRYZ-01FF2, WDC WD80 02FRYZ-01FF2B0, WDC WD8002FRYZ-0

Excellent average bench

The WD Gold 8TB (128MB Cache 2016) averaged just 5.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Gold 8TB (128MB Cache 2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.68MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.01MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Gold 8TB (128MB Cache 2016) is 50.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Gold 8TB (128MB Cache 2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 91.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 159MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 233 samples)
Min Avg Max
109 Read 169 204
97.9 Write 166 206
58.4 Mixed 91.8 179
45.6 SusWrite 159 199
107% 146 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.65 4K Read 0.93 1.1
1.74 4K Write 4.01 6.2
0.39 4K Mixed 0.68 1
189% 1.87 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
7TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 195 196 195 202 201 MB/s
Read 212
Write 214
Mixed 80.2
SusWrite 198
128% 176 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.7
4K Mixed 0.6
214% 2.43 MB/s
7.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 180 208 208 205 198 MB/s
Read 207
Write 216
Mixed 84.9
SusWrite 199
129% 177 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.7
203% 2.07 MB/s
7.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 197 203 196 193 175 MB/s
Read 201
Write 197
Mixed 78.6
SusWrite 191
122% 167 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 6
4K Mixed 0.7
230% 2.57 MB/s
7.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 205 209 197 198 179 MB/s
Read 178
Write 178
Mixed 81
SusWrite 196
115% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5.9
4K Mixed 0.6
213% 2.47 MB/s
274GB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 102 102 99 103 101 MB/s
Read 179
Write 176
Mixed 78.3
SusWrite 102
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.8
176% 1.5 MB/s
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Typical Gold 8TB (128MB Cache 2016) Builds (Compare 4,405 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 116%
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Desktop
Desktop 100%
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Workstation
Workstation 109%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $858

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