Average Bench: 78.2% (89th of 1015)

Based on 340 user benchmarks.  Models: ST8000VN0022-2EL112, ST8000VN ST8000VN0022-2EL, Seagate ST8000VN0022-2EL, ST8000VN 0022-2EL112, ST8000VN0022-2EL

Good average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 8TB (2016) averaged 21.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate IronWolf 8TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 4.65MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.89MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 8TB (2016) is 46.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate IronWolf 8TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 85.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 126MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 340 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.8 Read 132 195
93.7 Write 126 200
64.4 Mixed 85.4 128
91.6 SusWrite 138 205
88.6% 121 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 4.65 8
1.2 4K Write 2.97 4.3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.89 1.2
348% 2.84 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: SC61
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 149 180 178 178 181 MB/s
Read 186
Write 182
Mixed 45.9
SusWrite 169
105% 146 MB/s
4K Read 3.2
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.4
233% 2.2 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,993,745 HDDs tested.

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Typical IronWolf 8TB (2016) Builds (Compare 7,618 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 118%
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Desktop
Desktop 102%
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Workstation
Workstation 111%
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Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7B17) - $223

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,363

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