Average Bench: 92.8% (21st of 1010)

Based on 190 user benchmarks.  Models: HGST HUH728080ALE600, HGST HUH728080ALE604, HGST HUH 728080ALE600

Excellent average bench

The HGST Ultrastar He8 Helium 8TB averaged just 7.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the HGST Ultrastar He8 Helium 8TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.65MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HGST Ultrastar He8 Helium 8TB is 47.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the HGST Ultrastar He8 Helium 8TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 130MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 154MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 190 samples)
Min Avg Max
112 Read 167 204
112 Write 158 200
64.2 Mixed 130 184
27.2 SusWrite 154 198
113% 152 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.56 4K Read 0.93 1.15
1.21 4K Write 2.65 4.78
0.22 4K Mixed 0.5 0.84
144% 1.36 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
7TB free
Firmware: A4GNW907
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 191 202 202 195 191 MB/s
Read 195
Write 196
Mixed 71.8
SusWrite 195
120% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.5
195% 2.27 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: A4GNW907
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 183 170 173 175 165 MB/s
Read 178
Write 181
Mixed 76
SusWrite 175
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.6
194% 2.07 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: A4MST7JF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 152 138 155 140 149 MB/s
Read 192
Write 163
Mixed 76.9
SusWrite 148
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.5
170% 1.8 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: A4GNT514
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 177 170 169 169 166 MB/s
Read 162
Write 163
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 170
104% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.3
148% 1.7 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: A4GNT514
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 165 168 175 169 171 MB/s
Read 152
Write 173
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 170
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
180% 1.23 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,770,223 HDDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS 0F23668 $22025 days
EbayUS 0F23267 $29331 mins
BHPhotoUS 0F23267 $47020 months
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Typical Ultrastar He8 Helium 8TB Builds (Compare 301 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
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Desktop
Desktop 120%
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Workstation
Workstation 102%
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Motherboard: MSI X99A TOMAHAWK (MS-7A54)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 131% - Outstanding Total price: $1,019

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