Average Bench: 69% (132nd of 1015)

more Based on 42,465 user benchmarks.  Models: ST8000DM004-2CX188, ST8000DM 004-2CX188, ST8000DM ST8000DM004-2CX1, ST8000DM004-2U9188, ST8000DM 004-2U9188, ST8000DM004-2ZD188, ST8000DM004-2CX1, ST8000DM004-2U91

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017) averaged 31.0% 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 Read Speed 1.61MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.48MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017) is 50.8%. 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 67.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 97.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 42,465 samples)
Min Avg Max
49 Read 97.3 143
60.9 Write 122 160
42 Mixed 67.8 79.1
74 SusWrite 142 183
78.8% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.61 2.6
0.5 4K Write 3.48 5.44
0 4K Mixed 0.48 0.9
185% 1.86 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
6.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 176 180 182 186 176 MB/s
Read 134
Write 154
Mixed 75.1
SusWrite 179
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
93% 0.83 MB/s
7TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 189 193 186 188 186 MB/s
Read 112
Write 164
Mixed 75.2
SusWrite 188
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
207% 1.4 MB/s
998GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 171 172 168 172 177 MB/s
Read 87.5
Write 109
Mixed 68.1
SusWrite 171
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.6
200% 2.23 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 178 178 178 176 180 MB/s
Read 81.7
Write 132
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 178
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
88% 0.8 MB/s
7TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 147 148 152 154 146 MB/s
Read 86.4
Write 132
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 148
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
88% 0.8 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 100 116 115 107 109 MB/s
Read 95.6
Write 102
Mixed 44.4
SusWrite 104
63% 86.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.5
146% 1.63 MB/s
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Workstation 130%
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 Comments

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Good

2 years 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

2 years ago.

well the value per GB is superior


Excellent

3 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.


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