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WD Red 8TB Helium-Filled WD80EFZX NAS HDD Review

By: Tyler Bernath | HDDs in Storage | Posted: Apr 26, 2016 1:08 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Western Digital

IOMeter – Workload Performance with QD




Moving on to our workloads, the 8TB Red quite honestly demolishes every drive previous by a large margin. It appears this drive has been finely tuned by WD. While previous drives produced a peak of 200 IOPS, the 8TB reached 450 IOPS at QD32.





It doesn't take long to figure out we have a pattern forming. In File Server, we see the same large performance increase from the 8TB, this time peaking at 500 IOPs.




Email server too was quite good, nearly touching 400 IOPs at QD32.




Web Server was a little closer for the Red Pro, but the 8TB still topped it by 110 IOPs.




Workstation shows the 8TB Red easily doubling the performance of every drive on the chart.

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