Average Bench: 72.3% (118th of 1015)

more Based on 598 user benchmarks.  Models: ST8000VN0022-2EL112, ST8000VN ST8000VN0022-2EL, ST8000VN0022-2DR166, Seagate ST8000VN0022-2EL, ST8000VN 0022-2EL112, ST8000VN0022-2EL

Good average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 8TB (2016) averaged 27.7% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 4.37MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.82MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 8TB (2016) is 98%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate IronWolf 8TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 72.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 120MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 598 samples)
Min Avg Max
8.2 Read 120 228
20 Write 125 242
11.5 Mixed 72.7 108
22.1 SusWrite 130 225
82.1% 112 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0 4K Read 4.37 7.9
0.2 4K Write 2.85 7.2
0 4K Mixed 0.82 1.4
326% 2.68 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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Typical IronWolf 8TB (2016) Builds (Compare 10,597 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 116%
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Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 110%
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Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7B17) - $399

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,654

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