Average Bench: 89.1% (33rd of 1015)

more Based on 2,126 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 10.9% 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 1.29MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 5.24MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 8TB (2017) is 57.1%. 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 90.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 154MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,126 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.2 Read 155 199
97.2 Write 159 199
60.4 Mixed 90.5 108
93.8 SusWrite 154 197
103% 140 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.3 4K Read 1.91 2.7
4 4K Write 5.24 7.5
0.9 4K Mixed 1.29 1.9
320% 2.81 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
7.5TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 192 198 194 193 191 MB/s
Read 190
Write 187
Mixed 99.5
SusWrite 193
122% 167 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 1.9
386% 3.03 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 178 180 178 180 179 MB/s
Read 166
Write 168
Mixed 99.2
SusWrite 179
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5.8
4K Mixed 1.8
374% 3.07 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 177 177 176 180 179 MB/s
Read 164
Write 159
Mixed 93.5
SusWrite 178
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 7.1
4K Mixed 1.4
358% 3.4 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 151 157 162 158 159 MB/s
Read 150
Write 150
Mixed 85
SusWrite 158
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 7.1
4K Mixed 1.4
354% 3.37 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 163 167 155 163 152 MB/s
Read 124
Write 147
Mixed 53
SusWrite 160
88% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 6.6
4K Mixed 0.8
240% 2.7 MB/s
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Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 62%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Extreme6 - $207

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,090

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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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