Average Bench: 118% (1st of 1015)

Based on 56 user benchmarks.  Model: HGST HUS728T8TALE6L4

Outstanding average bench

The Hitachi HUS728T8TALE6L4 8TB averaged 18.0% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Hitachi HUS728T8TALE6L4 8TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.69MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 6.27MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Hitachi HUS728T8TALE6L4 8TB is 52.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Hitachi HUS728T8TALE6L4 8TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 95.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 200MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 56 samples)
Min Avg Max
130 Read 205 245
117 Write 200 246
66.9 Mixed 95.6 112
117 SusWrite 205 245
129% 176 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.11 4K Read 1.48 1.9
4.59 4K Write 6.27 7.91
1.21 4K Mixed 1.69 2
366% 3.15 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5TB free
Firmware: V8GAW414
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 181 184 182 179 184 MB/s
Read 181
Write 178
Mixed 93.5
SusWrite 182
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 6.8
4K Mixed 1.6
374% 3.37 MB/s
7.5TB free
Firmware: V8GNW410
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 65 65 65 65 75 MB/s
Read 240
Write 238
Mixed 106
SusWrite 66.4
119% 163 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 6.9
4K Mixed 1.9
401% 3.43 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,735,478 HDDs tested.

Typical HUS728T8TALE6L4 8TB Builds (Compare 11,281 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 138%
Desktop 148%
Workstation 139%

Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI) - $275

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $2,062

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