Average Bench: 89.3% (32nd of 1015)

more Based on 1,513 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD80EFAX-68LHPN0, WDC WD80 EFAX-68KNBN0, WDC WD80EFAX-68KNBN0, WDC WD80 EFAX-68LHPN0, WDC WD80EFAX-68K, WDC WD80EFAX-68L

Very good average bench

The WD Red 8TB (2017) averaged just 10.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Red 8TB (2017) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.26MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 5.06MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 8TB (2017) is 56.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Red 8TB (2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 91.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 154MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,513 samples)
Min Avg Max
98.8 Read 156 204
100 Write 160 204
63.9 Mixed 91.4 111
93.6 SusWrite 154 201
103% 140 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.2 4K Read 1.91 2.7
3.32 4K Write 5.06 7.4
0.9 4K Mixed 1.26 1.9
313% 2.74 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 185 184 192 190 179 MB/s
Read 168
Write 176
Mixed 101
SusWrite 186
116% 158 MB/s
4K Read 2.5
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 1.2
326% 2.83 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 158 164 160 168 176 MB/s
Read 180
Write 186
Mixed 96.2
SusWrite 166
115% 157 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 1.1
311% 2.77 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 162 161 153 156 156 MB/s
Read 166
Write 170
Mixed 92.7
SusWrite 157
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 5.8
4K Mixed 1.7
359% 3 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 160 160 165 164 159 MB/s
Read 150
Write 168
Mixed 95.5
SusWrite 162
106% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 1.1
288% 2.57 MB/s
735GB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 110 110 112 110 110 MB/s
Read 111
Write 116
Mixed 79.8
SusWrite 110
77% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 7.2
4K Mixed 1.7
385% 3.47 MB/s
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Typical Red 8TB (2017) Builds (Compare 3,512 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 78%
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Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Extreme6 - $207

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $847

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Excellent

2 years ago.

Got it for a really good price and smokes similar prized/capacity drives for value


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