Average Bench: 74.7% (109th of 1015)

Based on 85 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Innov8

Good average bench

The Seagate Innov8 8TB averaged 25.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 6.96MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.57MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Innov8 8TB is 73.6%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Innov8 8TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 31.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 108MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 85 samples)
Min Avg Max
38.2 Read 108 161
36.1 Write 122 164
24.1 Mixed 31.8 41.6
32.8 SusWrite 151 191
74.6% 103 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.88 1.1
5.21 4K Write 6.96 7.7
0.4 4K Mixed 0.57 0.8
228% 2.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: CE07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 151 151 151 151 151 MB/s
Read 102
Write 89.5
Mixed 29
SusWrite 150
67% 92.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 7.7
4K Mixed 0.5
232% 3 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: CE07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 147 150 151 152 151 MB/s
Read 95.4
Write 127
Mixed 28.9
SusWrite 149
72% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 7.5
4K Mixed 0.5
224% 2.9 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,581,446 HDDs tested.

Typical Innov8 8TB Builds (Compare 419 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 195%
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 344%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-TRX40 AORUS XTREME

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $3,650

Popular Innov8 8TB compatible motherboards:

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