Average Bench: 69.6% (127th of 1010)

Based on 1,566 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 4.74MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.66MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017) is 45.5%. 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 65.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 98.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,566 samples)
Min Avg Max
49 Read 98.3 147
73.1 Write 120 154
53.7 Mixed 65.5 77.6
87.8 SusWrite 143 180
78.3% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.42 2.29
3.43 4K Write 4.74 5.7
0.5 4K Mixed 0.66 0.9
221% 2.28 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 177 176 176 173 175 MB/s
Read 132
Write 151
Mixed 68.2
SusWrite 175
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.7
224% 2.23 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 166 158 162 162 169 MB/s
Read 132
Write 142
Mixed 131
SusWrite 164
105% 142 MB/s
4K Read 3.9
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.7
331% 3.17 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 160 164 156 167 169 MB/s
Read 126
Write 123
Mixed 67.9
SusWrite 152
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.9
248% 2.47 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 172 173 174 173 174 MB/s
Read 101
Write 129
Mixed 68
SusWrite 170
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.7
230% 2.4 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 172 171 171 178 176 MB/s
Read 94.8
Write 100
Mixed 64.5
SusWrite 171
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.5
194% 2.17 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 79 85 95 92 131 MB/s
Read 156
Write 149
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 97.2
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.8
241% 2.47 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 150 157 161 161 158 MB/s
Read 48.5
Write 65
Mixed 52.3
SusWrite 156
59% 80.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.5
183% 2.17 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 8TB (2017) Builds (Compare 2,390 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 127%
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Desktop
Desktop 134%
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Workstation
Workstation 132%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG CROSSHAIR VII HERO (WI-FI) - $274

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 116% - Outstanding Total price: $1,661

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10 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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