Average Bench: 102% (3rd of 1015)

Based on 117 user benchmarks.  Models: ST8000NM0055-1RM112, ST8000NM ST8000NM0055-1RM, ST8000NM 0055-1RM112, ST8000NM0055-1RM

Outstanding average bench

The Seagate Enterprise Capacity 8TB averaged 2.2% 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 5.54MB/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 64.6%. 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 91.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 173MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 117 samples)
Min Avg Max
101 Read 178 226
87.6 Write 173 217
36.5 Mixed 91.3 145
95.9 SusWrite 179 224
114% 155 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.45 1.8
1.59 4K Write 5.54 8
0.27 4K Mixed 0.81 1.2
253% 2.6 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5.5TB free
Firmware: SN05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 226 230 229 232 230 232 MB/s
Read 192
Write 180
Mixed 91.2
SusWrite 230
126% 173 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.7
232% 2.3 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,065,927 HDDs tested.

Typical Enterprise Capacity 8TB Builds (Compare 2,812 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: 47% - Average Total price: $836

Popular Enterprise Capacity 8TB compatible motherboards:

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Intel Core i7-9700K $384Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $204
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $653SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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