Western Digital Red WD80EFZX 8TB Review (Page 6 of 11)

Page 6 - Benchmark: HD Tach

About HD Tach

HD Tach is a low level hardware benchmark for random access read/write storage devices such as hard drives, removable drives (ZIP/JAZZ), flash devices, and RAID arrays. HD Tach uses custom device drivers and other low level Windows interfaces to bypass as many layers of software as possible and get as close to the physical performance of the device possible.

From: Developer's Page

Now, it is the time for good old HD Tach. While HD Tach is more of a 'drag race' than a clear indication of real life performance, and has been around for a really long time, it is an excellent storage performance reference between hard drives for more than the last decade. Back in the days, if your average speed exceeded 60MB/s, you have a seriously fast drive. Where does the Western Digital Red WD80EFZX 8TB come in? With an average read speed of 182.1MB/s and tested random access time of 10.8ms, this is mind-blowingly fast for a 5,400RPM mechanical hard drive. But how does it compare against the competition? The 7,200RPM Seagate NAS HDD ST8000VN0002 8TB came in at 242.3MB/s, and the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD V.5 8TB came in at 240.6MB/s. For 6TB drives, the Red WD60EFRX clocked in at 176.5MB/s, and the Red Pro WD6001FFWX pulled 227.6MB/s in the same test.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Features, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 8.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark 7
10. NAS Performance, Power Consumption
11. Conclusion