Average Bench: 69.3% (132nd of 1015)

more Based on 27,655 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 30.7% 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 4.51MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.63MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017) is 54.1%. 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 66.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 98MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,655 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.7 Read 98 145
54.5 Write 119 154
32.2 Mixed 66.8 78.9
70.1 SusWrite 142 184
78.1% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.59 2.9
0.5 4K Write 4.51 5.5
0.19 4K Mixed 0.63 0.9
220% 2.24 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 161 166 166 165 166 MB/s
Read 113
Write 25.6
Mixed 61.9
SusWrite 163
67% 90.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.9 MB/s
7TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 172 170 182 168 167 MB/s
Read 96
Write 136
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 170
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 0.8
194% 1.7 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 154 154 152 152 150 MB/s
Read 113
Write 149
Mixed 70
SusWrite 150
88% 121 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.6
215% 2.33 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 144 142 147 146 148 MB/s
Read 96
Write 102
Mixed 72.1
SusWrite 143
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.6
221% 2.4 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) - $182

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 Comments

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Good

1 month 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

1 month ago.

well the value per GB is superior


Excellent

18 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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