Average Bench: 100% (4th of 1015)

Based on 695 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD8003FRYZ-01JPDB1, WDC WD8003FRYZ-0, WDC WD8003FRYZ-01JPD, WDC WD80 03FRYZ-01JPD, WDC WD80 03FRYZ-01JPDB1

Outstanding average bench

The WD Gold 8TB (256MB Cache 2017) averaged 0.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Gold 8TB (256MB Cache 2017) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.23MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 5.61MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Gold 8TB (256MB Cache 2017) is 60.1%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WD Gold 8TB (256MB Cache 2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 90.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 174MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 695 samples)
Min Avg Max
109 Read 174 219
105 Write 176 220
58.1 Mixed 90.4 105
108 SusWrite 175 220
112% 154 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 1.17 1.4
5 4K Write 5.61 6.5
0.68 4K Mixed 1.23 1.5
289% 2.67 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
7TB free
Firmware: 01.01H02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 221 217 219 212 229 212 MB/s
Read 214
Write 228
Mixed 104
SusWrite 218
140% 191 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.9
4K Mixed 1.1
282% 2.73 MB/s
778GB free
Firmware: 01.01H02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 204 184 204 192 199 206 MB/s
Read 167
Write 172
Mixed 89
SusWrite 198
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 1.3
290% 2.6 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 01.01H02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 192 181 169 190 188 MB/s
Read 170
Write 174
Mixed 97.8
SusWrite 185
115% 157 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.7
4K Mixed 1.3
300% 2.73 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 01.01H02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 191 181 169 190 189 MB/s
Read 165
Write 173
Mixed 91.6
SusWrite 185
112% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 6
4K Mixed 1.2
294% 2.8 MB/s
6TB free
Firmware: 01.01H02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 130 132 138 136 127 MB/s
Read 199
Write 204
Mixed 101
SusWrite 132
117% 159 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.8
4K Mixed 1.2
287% 2.7 MB/s
49GB free
Firmware: 01.01H02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 102 106 111 108 116 MB/s
Read 93.6
Write 96.7
Mixed 74
SusWrite 109
69% 93.3 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.6
4K Mixed 1.3
290% 2.63 MB/s
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Typical Gold 8TB (256MB Cache 2017) Builds (Compare 3,004 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Gaming 184%
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Desktop
Desktop 104%
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Workstation
Workstation 201%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X570 AORUS ULTRA

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,266

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