Average Bench: 70.6% (127th of 1015)

Based on 20,962 user benchmarks.  Models: ST8000DM004-2CX188, ST8000DM 004-2CX188, ST8000DM ST8000DM004-2CX1, ST8000DM004-2CX1

Good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017) averaged 29.3% 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 4.74MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.65MB/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 66.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 102MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,962 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.6 Read 102 151
61.2 Write 120 153
33.8 Mixed 66.9 77.9
70.9 SusWrite 142 182
79.1% 108 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.56 2.5
2.45 4K Write 4.74 5.6
0.3 4K Mixed 0.65 0.9
225% 2.32 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 163 175 177 177 181 MB/s
Read 126
Write 153
Mixed 68.4
SusWrite 175
95% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.7
243% 2.53 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 160 161 171 174 169 MB/s
Read 99.7
Write 146
Mixed 67.2
SusWrite 165
87% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.6
234% 2.5 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 146 147 153 151 152 MB/s
Read 83.1
Write 121
Mixed 72.3
SusWrite 148
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.6
200% 2.23 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 8TB (2017) Builds (Compare 67,204 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 105%
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Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 107%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,197

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 Comments

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Excellent

13 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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