Average Bench: 91.6% (22nd of 1002)

Based on 122 user benchmarks.  Models: HGST HUH728080ALE600, HGST HUH728080ALE604, HGST HUH 728080ALE600

Excellent average bench

The HGST Ultrastar He8 Helium 8TB averaged just 8.3% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.46MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.36MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HGST Ultrastar He8 Helium 8TB is 42.7%. 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 Write Speed 155MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.91MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 122 samples)
Min Avg Max
109 Read 164 204
115 Write 155 193
99.9 Mixed 144 186
116% 154 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.53 4K Read 0.91 1.14
1.2 4K Write 2.36 4.31
0.17 4K Mixed 0.46 0.74
132% 1.24 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5.5TB free
Firmware: A4MST7JF Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 198
Write 179
Mixed 176
139% 184 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.29
131% 1.54 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: A4MST7JF Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 177
Write 180
Mixed 165
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 0.97
4K Write 2.39
4K Mixed 0.57
148% 1.31 MB/s
7.5TB free
Firmware: A4GNT514 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 180
Write 176
Mixed 187
137% 181 MB/s
4K Read 1.16
4K Write 1.56
4K Mixed 0.61
145% 1.11 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: A4MST7JF Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 172
Write 174
Mixed 142
122% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.23
4K Mixed 0.55
136% 1.19 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: A4MST7JF Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 172
Write 165
Mixed 159
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 1.08
4K Write 1.95
4K Mixed 0.51
138% 1.18 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: A4GNT514 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 148
Write 131
Mixed 130
102% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 3.15
4K Mixed 0.29
114% 1.33 MB/s
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Typical Ultrastar He8 Helium 8TB Builds (Compare 138 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asrock X99M Killer - $270

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,593

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