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.

Strengths

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.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 88.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 161MB/s
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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 BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
7.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 202 188 198 200 196 MB/s
Read 197
Write 194
Mixed 81.2
SusWrite 196
122% 167 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 6.2
4K Mixed 0.5
212% 2.57 MB/s
7TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 195 193 201 183 199 MB/s
Read 191
Write 200
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 196
122% 168 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.6
198% 2.1 MB/s
6TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 183 188 196 185 187 MB/s
Read 185
Write 185
Mixed 79.1
SusWrite 188
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.7
191% 1.9 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 131 132 135 135 131 MB/s
Read 125
Write 130
Mixed 63.4
SusWrite 132
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5.8
4K Mixed 0.5
200% 2.4 MB/s
930GB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 124 123 119 119 127 MB/s
Read 116
Write 125
Mixed 63.4
SusWrite 123
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.8
195% 1.77 MB/s
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Motherboard: MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 - $139

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