Average Bench: 64.4% (171st of 1015)

more Based on 1,531 user benchmarks.  Models: ST8000AS0002-1NA17Z, ST8000AS 0002-1NA17Z, ST8000AS0002, ST8000AS0002-1NA, ST8000AS ST8000AS0002-1NA, ST8000AS0002-1N917Z

Above average average bench

The Seagate Archive HDD 8TB (2015) averaged 35.5% 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 6.26MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.66MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Archive HDD 8TB (2015) is 76.8%. 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 34.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 85MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,531 samples)
Min Avg Max
12.5 Read 85 141
18 Write 116 175
17.7 Mixed 34.7 62.9
18 SusWrite 138 190
67.7% 93.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.98 1.41
0.2 4K Write 6.26 7.91
0.19 4K Mixed 0.66 1
230% 2.63 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,992,572 HDDs tested.


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Typical Archive HDD 8TB (2015) Builds (Compare 21,370 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 94%
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Workstation 98%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,083

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