Average Bench: 94.9% (9th of 1015)

more Based on 250 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 5.0% 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 4.03MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Gold 8TB (128MB Cache 2016) is 51.8%. 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 90.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 160MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 250 samples)
Min Avg Max
108 Read 168 206
99.7 Write 166 206
57.2 Mixed 90.4 178
45.8 SusWrite 160 199
107% 146 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.67 4K Read 0.93 1.1
1.8 4K Write 4.03 6.24
0.4 4K Mixed 0.69 1
190% 1.88 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: 186 198 197 210 200 189 MB/s
Read 208
Write 218
Mixed 84.3
SusWrite 197
129% 177 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 6.3
4K Mixed 0.7
232% 2.63 MB/s
7.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 196 199 210 202 190 MB/s
Read 208
Write 213
Mixed 82.7
SusWrite 195
127% 175 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.8
202% 1.93 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 186 187 185 188 184 MB/s
Read 180
Write 171
Mixed 71.1
SusWrite 185
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.7
176% 1.63 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 152 154 150 149 154 MB/s
Read 155
Write 149
Mixed 72
SusWrite 153
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 6.3
4K Mixed 0.7
240% 2.7 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,044,811 HDDs tested.


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Typical Gold 8TB (128MB Cache 2016) Builds (Compare 22,019 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 117%
Desktop 101%
Workstation 110%

Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC (MS-7B17) - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,142

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