Average Bench: 91.6% (22nd of 1010)

Based on 249 user benchmarks.  Models: HGST HUH728080ALE600, HGST HUH728080ALE604, HGST HUH 728080ALE600

Excellent average bench

The HGST Ultrastar He8 Helium 8TB averaged just 8.3% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.55MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.79MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the HGST Ultrastar He8 Helium 8TB is 49.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the HGST Ultrastar He8 Helium 8TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 116MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 153MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 249 samples)
Min Avg Max
109 Read 164 204
105 Write 157 200
55.2 Mixed 116 180
42 SusWrite 153 198
109% 148 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.56 4K Read 0.94 1.14
1.2 4K Write 2.79 5.25
0.2 4K Mixed 0.55 1
151% 1.42 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
6TB free
Firmware: A4GNT7J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 181 196 181 191 190 MB/s
Read 182
Write 189
Mixed 84.7
SusWrite 189
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
182% 1.27 MB/s
7TB free (System drive)
Firmware: A4GNT514
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 184 189 179 183 180 MB/s
Read 170
Write 179
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 185
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1.1
197% 1.3 MB/s
6TB free (System drive)
Firmware: A4MST7JF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 167 166 176 186 184 MB/s
Read 178
Write 183
Mixed 71.9
SusWrite 175
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
196% 1.4 MB/s
778GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8 MB/s
Read 36.7
Write 40
Mixed 34.5
SusWrite 5.8
22% 29.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 0.97 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,241,552 HDDs tested.


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Typical Ultrastar He8 Helium 8TB Builds (Compare 2,113 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 59%
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 46%

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS V GENE - $223

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,217

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Intel Core i5-8600K $255Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $125SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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