Average Bench: 90.6% (21st of 984)

Based on 57 user benchmarks.  Models: HGST HUH728080ALE600, HGST HUH728080ALE604, HGST HUH 728080ALE600

Excellent average bench

The HGST Ultrastar He8 Helium 8TB averaged just 9.3% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.46MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HGST Ultrastar He8 Helium 8TB is 46.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the HGST Ultrastar He8 Helium 8TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 154MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.91MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 57 samples)
Min Avg Max
101 Read 162 207
113 Write 154 199
92.9 Mixed 141 192
114% 152 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.59 4K Read 0.91 1.13
1.2 4K Write 2.4 4.32
0.28 4K Mixed 0.46 0.75
133% 1.26 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
6TB free
Firmware: A4GNT7J0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 203
Write 170
Mixed 173
137% 182 MB/s
4K Read 1.01
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.45
121% 1.01 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: A4MST7JF Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 173
Write 176
Mixed 157
127% 169 MB/s
4K Read 1.02
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.47
122% 0.98 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: A4GNT7J0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 143
Write 137
Mixed 96.2
93% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 3.25
4K Mixed 0.37
127% 1.42 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: A4GNW7J0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 146
Write 131
Mixed 87.8
91% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.57
123% 1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: A4GN Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 99.2
Write 123
Mixed 114
85% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 3.45
4K Mixed 0.29
134% 1.54 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,992,177 HDDs tested.


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Gaming 64%
Desktop 75%
Workstation 69%
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Motherboard: Asrock X99M Killer - $270

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,464

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