Average Bench: 58.7% (207th of 1015)

more Based on 921 user benchmarks.  Models: ST8000AS0002-1NA17Z, ST8000AS 0002-1NA17Z, ST8000AS0002, ST8000AS0002-1NA, ST8000AS ST8000AS0002-1NA, ST8000AS0002-1N917Z

Average average bench

The Seagate Archive HDD 8TB (2015) averaged 41.2% 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 6.48MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.6MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Archive HDD 8TB (2015) is 79.6%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Archive HDD 8TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 35.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 81.5MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 921 samples)
Min Avg Max
10.8 Read 81.5 149
17.5 Write 110 165
5.3 Mixed 35.1 68.5
18.4 SusWrite 121 184
63.3% 87.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.86 1.3
0.2 4K Write 6.48 8
0.2 4K Mixed 0.6 1
223% 2.65 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: RT17
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 164 164 165 166 166 MB/s
Read 98.5
Write 134
Mixed 29.3
SusWrite 164
77% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 7.7
4K Mixed 0.8
277% 3.2 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 23 23 24 24 24 MB/s
Read 22.5
Write 25.5
Mixed 30
SusWrite 23.4
19% 25.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.3
138% 1.77 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: AR13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 19 20 19 19 20 MB/s
Read 19.3
Write 20.2
Mixed 25.7
SusWrite 19.3
16% 21.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.2
47% 0.3 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,989,950 HDDs tested.


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Typical Archive HDD 8TB (2015) Builds (Compare 8,581 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop 50%
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 32% - Below average Total price: $798

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