Average Bench: 69.4% (129th of 1015)

more Based on 36,449 user benchmarks.  Models: ST8000DM004-2CX188, ST8000DM 004-2CX188, ST8000DM ST8000DM004-2CX1, ST8000DM004-2U9188, ST8000DM 004-2U9188, ST8000DM004-2CX1, ST8000DM004-2U91

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017) averaged 30.5% 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 4.23MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.62MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017) is 55.3%. 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 97MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,449 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.7 Read 97 147
64.3 Write 122 155
39.9 Mixed 68 79.4
67 SusWrite 144 183
78.9% 108 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.62 3.1
0.5 4K Write 4.23 5.6
0 4K Mixed 0.59 0.9
211% 2.15 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
7TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 178 177 179 181 178 MB/s
Read 150
Write 150
Mixed 72.4
SusWrite 177
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 0.9
255% 2.47 MB/s
6TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 168 165 170 160 160 MB/s
Read 144
Write 150
Mixed 66
SusWrite 163
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.7
233% 2.37 MB/s
7TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 173 177 177 181 178 MB/s
Read 116
Write 147
Mixed 74.2
SusWrite 176
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.9
266% 2.53 MB/s
6TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 175 179 181 180 175 MB/s
Read 117
Write 167
Mixed 70.1
SusWrite 176
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1
216% 1.43 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 167 175 175 174 170 MB/s
Read 88
Write 135
Mixed 66.9
SusWrite 170
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 0.7
237% 2.43 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 129 125 130 130 131 MB/s
Read 98.4
Write 141
Mixed 65.6
SusWrite 128
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.7
235% 2.43 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 169 169 169 165 161 MB/s
Read 48.3
Write 153
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 166
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 2.3
4K Write 6.4
4K Mixed 1
326% 3.23 MB/s
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Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 106%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $199

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 Comments

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Good

8 months ago.

Seagate Never failed me up to now, I used 2To, 4To, now I have this 8 To paired with a Samsung 970 EVO pro and everything is doing as expected. I put 4 stars because it's a bit old and running of course smoother than a SSD, but for keeping datas, it does the job.


Excellent

8 months ago.

well the value per GB is superior


Excellent

2 years 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

4 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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