Average Bench: 68.6% (134th of 1015)

Based on 6,609 user benchmarks.  Models: ST8000DM004-2CX188, ST8000DM 004-2CX188, ST8000DM ST8000DM004-2CX1, ST8000DM004-2CX1

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017) averaged 31.3% 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 4.62MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.65MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017) is 69.3%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 64.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 97.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,609 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.6 Read 97.3 147
34.1 Write 119 158
29.3 Mixed 64.9 78.2
33.9 SusWrite 141 185
77.2% 105 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 1.48 2.92
1.03 4K Write 4.62 5.6
0.23 4K Mixed 0.65 0.9
220% 2.25 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
7.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 183 184 178 181 187 MB/s
Read 152
Write 149
Mixed 67
SusWrite 183
100% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 0.9
246% 2.47 MB/s
7TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 171 173 173 170 176 MB/s
Read 117
Write 154
Mixed 68
SusWrite 171
93% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.9
263% 2.57 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 169 181 181 175 168 MB/s
Read 102
Write 134
Mixed 67.2
SusWrite 172
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 0.7
240% 2.53 MB/s
7.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 34 26 88 114 95 MB/s
Read 154
Write 149
Mixed 74.5
SusWrite 72.4
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 0.5
175% 1.9 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 110 130 131 132 131 MB/s
Read 74.8
Write 124
Mixed 56.8
SusWrite 124
69% 94.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.6
219% 2.4 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 8TB (2017) Builds (Compare 16,379 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 138%
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Desktop
Desktop 152%
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Workstation
Workstation 141%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI) - $290

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $2,184

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Excellent

2 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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