Average Bench: 90.8% (25th of 984)

Based on 72 user benchmarks.  Models: HGST HUH728080ALE600, HGST HUH728080ALE604, HGST HUH 728080ALE600

Excellent average bench

The HGST Ultrastar He8 Helium 8TB averaged just 9.1% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.47MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.39MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HGST Ultrastar He8 Helium 8TB is 43.7%. 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 153MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 72 samples)
Min Avg Max
102 Read 163 206
112 Write 153 198
95.3 Mixed 142 190
115% 153 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.57 4K Read 0.9 1.13
1.22 4K Write 2.39 4.48
0.28 4K Mixed 0.47 0.75
134% 1.25 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
6.5TB free
Firmware: A4GNT907 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 194
Write 190
Mixed 176
140% 187 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 3.48
4K Mixed 0.47
155% 1.62 MB/s
6.5TB free
Firmware: A4GNT907 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 204
Write 174
Mixed 170
137% 183 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 2.14
4K Mixed 0.59
136% 1.15 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 190
Write 178
Mixed 167
134% 179 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.44
123% 1.08 MB/s
6TB free
Firmware: W907 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 199
Write 158
Mixed 145
125% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 2.46
4K Mixed 0.62
138% 1.22 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 185
Write 163
Mixed 169
130% 172 MB/s
4K Read 1.12
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.49
129% 1.04 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: A4GNT907 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 159
Write 161
Mixed 158
120% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 2.64
4K Mixed 0.33
113% 1.21 MB/s
7TB free
Firmware: A4GNW55F Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 180
Write 99.8
Mixed 142
106% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.47
114% 1 MB/s
7TB free
Firmware: A4GNW55F Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 163
Write 116
Mixed 136
104% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.16
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 0.64
158% 1.3 MB/s
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Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
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Workstation
Workstation 75%
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Motherboard: Asrock X99M Killer - $270

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $1,542

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