Average Bench: 81.5% (69th of 1015)

more Based on 5,351 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD80EMAZ-00WJTA0, WDC WD80EMAZ-00M, WDC WD80 EMAZ-00WJTA0, WDC WD80 EMAZ-00M9AA0, WDC WD80EMAZ-00W, WDC WD80EMAZ-00M9AA0

Very good average bench

The WD WD80EMAZ-00WJTA0 8TB averaged just 18.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD WD80EMAZ-00WJTA0 8TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.07MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.73MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD80EMAZ-00WJTA0 8TB is 52.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD WD80EMAZ-00WJTA0 8TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 85.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 141MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 5,351 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.2 Read 141 186
87.7 Write 147 191
53.2 Mixed 85.3 104
89.4 SusWrite 141 187
94.5% 129 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.29 4K Read 2.04 2.7
2.6 4K Write 4.73 5.2
0.7 4K Mixed 1.07 1.3
291% 2.61 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 163 163 178 175 167 MB/s
Read 135
Write 147
Mixed 97
SusWrite 169
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 2.6
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.1
323% 2.9 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 163 153 154 160 160 MB/s
Read 136
Write 149
Mixed 86
SusWrite 158
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 1.2
312% 2.73 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 142 146 138 143 143 MB/s
Read 128
Write 134
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 142
82% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.5
158% 1.47 MB/s
824GB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 104 95 100 99 99 MB/s
Read 149
Write 162
Mixed 100
SusWrite 99.5
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 1.1
313% 2.8 MB/s
450GB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 91 96 95 93 93 MB/s
Read 113
Write 120
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 93.8
77% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.3
316% 2.73 MB/s
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Gaming 128%
Desktop 94%
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Workstation 129%

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,117

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3 years ago.

quite fast, quite good IOPS. seq read&write like 130MB/s. Rand. read 4K 1.2MB/s. Rand. write 4K like 4MB/s. Random speed is a few times higher than on my older HDDs. WD Elements seems to be good series of the WD drives.

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