Average Bench: 69.3% (130th of 1010)

Based on 919 user benchmarks.  Models: ST8000DM004-2CX188, ST8000DM 004-2CX188, ST8000DM ST8000DM004-2CX1, ST8000DM004-2CX1

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017) averaged 30.6% 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

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017) is 55%. 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 65.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 100MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 919 samples)
Min Avg Max
40.7 Read 100 151
52.8 Write 121 157
25.5 Mixed 65.2 84.4
67.6 SusWrite 140 184
78.2% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.46 4.19
2.41 4K Write 4.74 5.8
0.4 4K Mixed 0.66 0.9
222% 2.29 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
6.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 179 183 182 181 183 MB/s
Read 115
Write 144
Mixed 68
SusWrite 180
92% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.8
239% 2.43 MB/s
900GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 156 152 155 160 161 MB/s
Read 111
Write 107
Mixed 57.8
SusWrite 156
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.6
205% 2.27 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 133 130 137 127 134 MB/s
Read 87.2
Write 106
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 132
72% 98.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.6
204% 2.13 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 135 135 137 137 135 MB/s
Read 80.3
Write 116
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 136
71% 96.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 0.5
210% 2.4 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 122 124 119 125 126 MB/s
Read 87.2
Write 92.2
Mixed 68
SusWrite 123
68% 92.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.6
217% 2.37 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 128 141 139 137 138 MB/s
Read 67.3
Write 121
Mixed 64
SusWrite 136
71% 97 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.6
206% 2.2 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 125 124 125 127 128 MB/s
Read 66.7
Write 118
Mixed 57.5
SusWrite 121
67% 90.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.5
204% 2.33 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 8TB (2017) Builds (Compare 1,609 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 128%
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Desktop
Desktop 134%
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Workstation
Workstation 133%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG CROSSHAIR VII HERO (WI-FI) - $278

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 114% - Outstanding Total price: $1,696

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8 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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