Average Bench: 92.8% (26th of 1010)

Based on 156 user benchmarks.  Models: HGST HUH728080ALE600, HGST HUH728080ALE604, HGST HUH 728080ALE600

Excellent average bench

The HGST Ultrastar He8 Helium 8TB averaged just 7.1% 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 0.48MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.46MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HGST Ultrastar He8 Helium 8TB is 43%. 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 157MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.92MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 156 samples)
Min Avg Max
114 Read 167 204
115 Write 157 195
86.1 Mixed 142 186
41.9 SusWrite 162 194
116% 157 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.55 4K Read 0.92 1.14
1.21 4K Write 2.46 4.32
0.21 4K Mixed 0.48 0.75
137% 1.29 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
7.5TB free
Firmware: A4GNW907
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 192 199 197 202 180 MB/s
Read 196
Write 201
Mixed 81.1
SusWrite 192
122% 168 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.7
4K Mixed 0.8
236% 2.5 MB/s
7TB free
Firmware: A4GNT514
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 198 203 200 185 184 MB/s
Read 179
Write 199
Mixed 76.5
SusWrite 193
118% 162 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.4
166% 1.87 MB/s
6TB free
Firmware: A4GNT907
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 149 157 154 147 159 MB/s
Read 185
Write 198
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 154
112% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.9
208% 1.83 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,132,054 HDDs tested.


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Typical Ultrastar He8 Helium 8TB Builds (Compare 2,874 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 106%
Desktop 85%
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Workstation 80%
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Motherboard: Asus X99-A II - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,169

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