Average Bench: 94.8% (8th of 1015)

more Based on 288 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD8002FRYZ-01FF2B0, WDC WD80 02FRYZ-01FF2, 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.69MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.08MB/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.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 88.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 161MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 288 samples)
Min Avg Max
112 Read 168 203
101 Write 165 205
58.3 Mixed 88.2 177
88.5 SusWrite 161 199
107% 146 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.72 4K Read 0.94 1.1
2.14 4K Write 4.08 6.3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.69 1
191% 1.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
7.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 199 199 200 196 200 MB/s
Read 196
Write 208
Mixed 84.4
SusWrite 198
125% 172 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.9
236% 2.37 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 181 179 181 176 172 MB/s
Read 187
Write 192
Mixed 73.4
SusWrite 176
115% 157 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 6.2
4K Mixed 0.5
216% 2.6 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 132 129 131 131 130 MB/s
Read 124
Write 130
Mixed 68
SusWrite 131
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.7
192% 1.87 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 131 130 130 132 129 MB/s
Read 123
Write 129
Mixed 75.1
SusWrite 131
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.7
200% 2.1 MB/s
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Gaming 201%
Desktop 112%
Workstation 205%

Motherboard: MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 - $190

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