Average Bench: 102% (5th of 1015)

Based on 106 user benchmarks.  Models: ST8000NM0055-1RM112, ST8000NM ST8000NM0055-1RM, ST8000NM 0055-1RM112, ST8000NM0055-1RM

Outstanding average bench

The Seagate Enterprise Capacity 8TB averaged 1.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 8TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 5.52MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.81MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 8TB is 65.4%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 8TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 91.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 172MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 106 samples)
Min Avg Max
105 Read 177 226
92.3 Write 172 217
36.7 Mixed 91.5 150
91.2 SusWrite 178 224
113% 155 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.44 4K Read 1.47 1.8
1.63 4K Write 5.52 8
0.28 4K Mixed 0.81 1.17
253% 2.6 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5TB free
Firmware: SN04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 184 206 208 208 210 MB/s
Read 204
Write 197
Mixed 96.7
SusWrite 197
127% 174 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 6.9
4K Mixed 1
306% 3.17 MB/s
7.5TB free
Firmware: SN05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 75 48 72 66 78 MB/s
Read 154
Write 58.5
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 65.9
55% 75.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.6
137% 1.3 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,706,215 HDDs tested.

Typical Enterprise Capacity 8TB Builds (Compare 2,629 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 52%
Desktop 76%
Workstation 52%

Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO (Wi-Fi ac)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $808

Popular Enterprise Capacity 8TB compatible motherboards:

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Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $244Crucial MX500 250GB $39
Intel Core i5-9600K $200Nvidia RTX 2060 $324Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $360AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $54
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $76SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $58SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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