Average Bench: 67.7% (150th of 1010)

Based on 383 user benchmarks.  Models: ST8000DM004-2CX188, ST8000DM 004-2CX188, ST8000DM ST8000DM004-2CX1, ST8000DM004-2CX1

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017) averaged 32.3% 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 2.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.87MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017) is 50.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 68MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 111MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 383 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.2 Read 111 158
61.1 Write 111 154
39.9 Mixed 68 93.6
65.9 SusWrite 148 182
80.2% 109 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 2.3 6.27
1.65 4K Write 4.87 5.93
0.26 4K Mixed 0.58 0.9
251% 2.58 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 153 158 158 163 165 MB/s
Read 158
Write 151
Mixed 66
SusWrite 158
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 0.7
219% 2.37 MB/s
6.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 176 170 178 181 183 MB/s
Read 136
Write 152
Mixed 72.2
SusWrite 178
98% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.8
250% 2.5 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 149 150 159 153 148 MB/s
Read 107
Write 136
Mixed 67.8
SusWrite 152
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.8
243% 2.33 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 148 152 148 148 149 MB/s
Read 90.1
Write 105
Mixed 64.8
SusWrite 148
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 5.5
4K Mixed 0.6
185% 2.17 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 120 128 132 133 132 MB/s
Read 67.3
Write 108
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 127
68% 92.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 0.6
192% 2.2 MB/s
367GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 103 104 104 99 97 MB/s
Read 79.7
Write 99.2
Mixed 64.3
SusWrite 101
63% 86.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.5
191% 2.23 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 8TB (2017) Builds (Compare 468 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 133%
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Desktop
Desktop 144%
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Workstation
Workstation 145%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X299 AORUS Gaming 9 - $500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $2,342

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Excellent

4 months ago.

excelent HDD, its great to have so much space to save all my projects, games and videos. maybe till the end of the year i will buy the 12tb version


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