Average Bench: 65.3% (148th of 984)

Based on 73 user benchmarks.  Models: ST8000DM004-2CX188, ST8000DM 004-2CX188, ST8000DM ST8000DM004-2CX1, ST8000DM004-2CX1

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017) averaged 34.7% 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 3.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 5.23MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017) is 30.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 66.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 97MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 73 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.6 Read 128 161
69 Write 97 125
42.6 Mixed 66.8 92.2
72.3% 97.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.28 4K Read 3.3 7.42
2.68 4K Write 5.23 5.84
0.14 4K Mixed 0.45 0.6
284% 2.99 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5425 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 152
Write 111
Mixed 79
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 6.99
4K Write 5.19
4K Mixed 0.57
451% 4.25 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5425 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 96.9
Write 88.2
Mixed 52.8
59% 79.3 MB/s
4K Read 2.83
4K Write 5.72
4K Mixed 0.36
264% 2.97 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,813,508 HDDs tested.

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Typical Barracuda 8TB (2017) Builds (Compare 326 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 133%
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Desktop
Desktop 141%
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Workstation
Workstation 144%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X299 AORUS Gaming 9 - $500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $2,507

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $430Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $88
Intel Core i7-7700K $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $285Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $170AMD RX 480 $400Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $125
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $185SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $79G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $975SanDisk Extreme 32GB $23
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $206SanDisk Extreme 16GB $18
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