Average Bench: 100% (4th of 1015)

Based on 673 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 0.0% lower 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 60.5%. 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 90.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 174MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 673 samples)
Min Avg Max
108 Read 174 219
105 Write 175 221
58.1 Mixed 90.3 105
108 SusWrite 174 219
112% 153 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 1.17 1.4
5 4K Write 5.61 6.5
0.64 4K Mixed 1.23 1.5
289% 2.67 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
7.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01H03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 213 226 225 227 218 212 MB/s
Read 216
Write 220
Mixed 102
SusWrite 220
138% 190 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.7
344% 2.73 MB/s
7TB free
Firmware: 01.01H02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 218 218 210 206 221 215 MB/s
Read 211
Write 203
Mixed 102
SusWrite 215
134% 183 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.6
4K Mixed 1.2
283% 2.63 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01H02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 185 188 193 197 196 MB/s
Read 184
Write 184
Mixed 95.5
SusWrite 189
119% 163 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 6.6
4K Mixed 1.1
294% 2.97 MB/s
430GB free
Firmware: 01.01H02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 114 117 117 117 116 MB/s
Read 102
Write 109
Mixed 77.4
SusWrite 116
75% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5.8
4K Mixed 1.1
267% 2.6 MB/s
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Typical Gold 8TB (256MB Cache 2017) Builds (Compare 13,907 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 122%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X570 AORUS ULTRA

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,145

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