Average Bench: 69.9% (132nd of 1015)

Based on 16,372 user benchmarks.  Models: ST8000DM004-2CX188, ST8000DM 004-2CX188, ST8000DM ST8000DM004-2CX1, ST8000DM004-2CX1

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017) averaged 30.1% 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 Write Speed 4.75MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.66MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017) is 52.8%. 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 69.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 99MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,372 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.3 Read 99 144
68.7 Write 121 152
55.2 Mixed 69.2 89.8
65.7 SusWrite 143 181
79.3% 108 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.49 4K Read 1.67 4.33
2.49 4K Write 4.75 5.5
0.4 4K Mixed 0.66 0.9
232% 2.36 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
6TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 177 177 178 178 182 MB/s
Read 138
Write 149
Mixed 72.4
SusWrite 177
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.7
218% 2.33 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 159 166 170 169 166 MB/s
Read 110
Write 138
Mixed 66.4
SusWrite 166
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 0.7
202% 1.93 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 161 164 164 164 162 MB/s
Read 114
Write 123
Mixed 67.2
SusWrite 161
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 0.6
242% 2.6 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 137 137 129 130 132 MB/s
Read 128
Write 149
Mixed 70.1
SusWrite 131
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 0.6
201% 2.2 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 113 124 124 127 124 MB/s
Read 126
Write 112
Mixed 69
SusWrite 122
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 5.5
4K Mixed 0.6
185% 2.17 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 139 133 136 124 138 MB/s
Read 82.7
Write 103
Mixed 78.4
SusWrite 133
73% 99.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 0.6
188% 2.17 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 8TB (2017) Builds (Compare 60,122 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 106%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 108%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $186

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,232

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Excellent

11 months ago.

8TB of storage space at $150 sounded more like an excellent deal, maybe one of the highest value HDD you can get today especially if you want to store a lot of games, videos, project files, etc. This HDD has slower read/write compared to other HDD at same capacity but that's not a big deal for 8TB HDD at that price.


Excellent

3 years 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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