Average Bench: 88.2% (32nd of 1014)

Based on 924 user benchmarks.  Model: HGST HDN728080ALE604

Very good average bench

The Hitachi HDN728080ALE604 8TB averaged just 11.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Hitachi HDN728080ALE604 8TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.71MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HDN728080ALE604 8TB is 50.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Hitachi HDN728080ALE604 8TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 71.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 153MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 924 samples)
Min Avg Max
99 Read 153 196
104 Write 157 198
53.5 Mixed 71.7 83.3
102 SusWrite 154 196
97.8% 134 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 0.96 1.1
2.52 4K Write 4.5 6.3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.71 1
202% 2.06 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
6TB free
Firmware: A4GNW91X
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 191 202 191 186 188 MB/s
Read 205
Write 200
Mixed 80
SusWrite 191
123% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.7
184% 1.77 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: A4GNW91X
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 147 160 155 153 156 MB/s
Read 153
Write 129
Mixed 48.5
SusWrite 153
88% 121 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.2
116% 1.33 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: A4GNW91X
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 141 140 138 141 137 MB/s
Read 136
Write 137
Mixed 68.6
SusWrite 139
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.9
197% 1.63 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: A4GNW91X
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 143 142 139 142 137 MB/s
Read 125
Write 128
Mixed 71.1
SusWrite 141
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.7
4K Mixed 0.6
214% 2.43 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,730,433 HDDs tested.

Typical HDN728080ALE604 8TB Builds (Compare 1,123 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop 71%
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus Rampage II Extreme

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $624

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