Average Bench: 69.6% (132nd of 1015)

Based on 3,325 user benchmarks.  Models: ST8000DM004-2CX188, ST8000DM 004-2CX188, ST8000DM ST8000DM004-2CX1, ST8000DM004-2CX1

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017) averaged 30.3% 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 Write Speed 4.81MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.64MB/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 67MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 98.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,325 samples)
Min Avg Max
50 Read 98.5 145
70.6 Write 121 155
52.6 Mixed 67 78.9
78 SusWrite 143 182
78.7% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.47 2.68
3.5 4K Write 4.81 5.7
0.4 4K Mixed 0.64 0.9
222% 2.31 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
18GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 164 173 167 177 169 MB/s
Read 151
Write 152
Mixed 71.8
SusWrite 169
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 0.8
256% 2.6 MB/s
6.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 181 185 181 176 182 MB/s
Read 108
Write 141
Mixed 75.3
SusWrite 180
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 2.2
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.8
266% 2.53 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 171 177 174 177 176 MB/s
Read 86.5
Write 105
Mixed 68.2
SusWrite 172
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 0.7
229% 2.37 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 118 129 131 140 143 MB/s
Read 82.8
Write 127
Mixed 66
SusWrite 132
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.6
222% 2.33 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 104 105 112 107 111 MB/s
Read 94.7
Write 130
Mixed 63
SusWrite 104
72% 98 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.7
213% 2 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 8TB (2017) Builds (Compare 5,165 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 115%
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Workstation
Workstation 107%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG CROSSHAIR VII HERO (WI-FI) - $270

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,377

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Excellent

18 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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Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $55
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $603SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $83Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $83SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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