Average Bench: 63.9% (172nd of 1015)

Based on 2,610 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Desktop

Above average average bench

The Seagate Desktop 8TB averaged 36.0% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.44MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.67MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop 8TB is 79.4%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Desktop 8TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 78.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 102MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,610 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.1 Read 102 153
22.7 Write 107 159
25.9 Mixed 78.4 111
19.2 SusWrite 119 181
74.8% 102 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.9 4K Read 3.44 7.1
0.21 4K Write 3.87 4.9
0.31 4K Mixed 0.67 0.9
290% 2.66 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
6.5TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 181 186 187 184 186 MB/s
Read 143
Write 124
Mixed 82.2
SusWrite 178
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 3.2
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 0.8
302% 2.77 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 160 156 157 158 161 MB/s
Read 120
Write 128
Mixed 73.6
SusWrite 157
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.6
207% 1.93 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 139 148 148 147 146 MB/s
Read 107
Write 113
Mixed 78
SusWrite 145
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.6
222% 2.17 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 133 143 136 138 143 MB/s
Read 104
Write 86.5
Mixed 105
SusWrite 137
80% 108 MB/s
4K Read 4.5
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.6
330% 3.07 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 135 84 56 56 60 MB/s
Read 115
Write 85.4
Mixed 75
SusWrite 76.6
65% 88.1 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 5.5
4K Mixed 0.5
241% 2.67 MB/s
158GB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 98 98 96 96 101 MB/s
Read 90.8
Write 93.1
Mixed 80.2
SusWrite 98
67% 90.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.5
188% 1.97 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 98 60 93 91 90 MB/s
Read 27.9
Write 22.6
Mixed 44.5
SusWrite 86.8
34% 45.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.3
114% 1.43 MB/s
53GB free
Firmware: 040B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 27 28 28 28 28 MB/s
Read 22
Write 24
Mixed 30.3
SusWrite 27.5
19% 26 MB/s
4K Read 2.5
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.8
258% 2.27 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,650,973 HDDs tested.

Typical Desktop 8TB Builds (Compare 67,296 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 107%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,199

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