Average Bench: 68.7% (140th of 1010)

Based on 686 user benchmarks.  Models: ST8000DM004-2CX188, ST8000DM 004-2CX188, ST8000DM ST8000DM004-2CX1, ST8000DM004-2CX1

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017) averaged 31.2% 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 4.79MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.65MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017) is 53.9%. 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 65.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 97.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 686 samples)
Min Avg Max
36.7 Read 97.7 145
57.4 Write 120 157
28.5 Mixed 65.6 88
69.2 SusWrite 143 182
78.1% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.41 3.52
3.1 4K Write 4.79 5.88
0.3 4K Mixed 0.65 0.9
219% 2.28 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 151 147 156 143 158 MB/s
Read 138
Write 136
Mixed 92
SusWrite 150
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.7
214% 2.23 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 151 153 160 161 159 MB/s
Read 96.9
Write 143
Mixed 68.7
SusWrite 156
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.7
242% 2.43 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 148 159 161 160 160 MB/s
Read 83.5
Write 123
Mixed 68.2
SusWrite 156
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.7
223% 2.13 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 8TB (2017) Builds (Compare 14,333 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 128%
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Desktop
Desktop 123%
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Workstation
Workstation 114%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $1,557

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 Comments

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Excellent

6 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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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $358Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $78
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i7-7700K $355AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $147SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $145SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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