Average Bench: 99% (5th of 1015)

Based on 645 user benchmarks.  Models: ST8000NM0055-1RM112, ST8000NM ST8000NM0055-1RM, ST8000NM 0055-1RM112, ST8000NM0055-1RM

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Enterprise Capacity 8TB averaged just 1.0% lower 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 5.67MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.89MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 8TB is 72.4%. 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 87.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 168MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 645 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.5 Read 176 225
98 Write 169 219
42.5 Mixed 87.7 108
84.9 SusWrite 168 224
110% 150 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.64 1.8
2 4K Write 5.67 7.9
0.4 4K Mixed 0.89 1.2
273% 2.73 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4TB free
Firmware: SN04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 206 208 211 210 209 MB/s
Read 204
Write 189
Mixed 89.8
SusWrite 209
126% 173 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 7
4K Mixed 0.9
309% 3.27 MB/s
130GB free
Firmware: SN04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 112 109 110 114 116 MB/s
Read 165
Write 148
Mixed 91
SusWrite 112
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 1.1
268% 2.4 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,750,296 HDDs tested.

Typical Enterprise Capacity 8TB Builds (Compare 37,391 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 116%
Desktop 101%
Workstation 110%

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $280

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,306

Popular Enterprise Capacity 8TB compatible motherboards:

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Intel Core i5-11600K $270Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
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