Average Bench: 88.9% (31st of 1015)

more Based on 2,566 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 11.1% 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 5.28MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Red 8TB (2017) is 57.8%. 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 90.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 153MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,566 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.9 Read 155 199
95.8 Write 159 200
59.5 Mixed 90.4 110
91.2 SusWrite 153 198
102% 140 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.1 4K Read 1.86 2.6
3.88 4K Write 5.28 7.71
0.8 4K Mixed 1.29 1.9
319% 2.81 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 205 194 203 208 209 MB/s
Read 202
Write 199
Mixed 102
SusWrite 205
129% 177 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 7.2
4K Mixed 1.6
369% 3.4 MB/s
90GB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 169 166 165 164 176 MB/s
Read 159
Write 169
Mixed 86.6
SusWrite 169
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 7.7
4K Mixed 1.2
338% 3.47 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 164 143 162 165 163 MB/s
Read 162
Write 166
Mixed 96.3
SusWrite 160
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 8
4K Mixed 1.4
370% 3.67 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 194 192 193 197 195 MB/s
Read 116
Write 120
Mixed 79
SusWrite 195
93% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 6.5
4K Mixed 1.7
372% 3.23 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 179 149 14 15 16 MB/s
Read 46.2
Write 68.8
Mixed 49.3
SusWrite 76.5
44% 60.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 1.3
255% 2.13 MB/s
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Desktop 94%
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Workstation 102%
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Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS (MS-7C37) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,108

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Excellent

3 years ago.

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


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