Average Bench: 69% (136th of 1015)

Based on 3,097 user benchmarks.  Models: ST8000DM004-2CX188, ST8000DM 004-2CX188, ST8000DM ST8000DM004-2CX1, ST8000DM004-2CX1

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017) averaged 30.9% 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 4.75MB/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 51.5%. 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 66.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 99.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,097 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.4 Read 99.6 151
66.7 Write 121 153
54 Mixed 66.8 81.2
68.8 SusWrite 140 180
78.2% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.52 3.92
2.72 4K Write 4.75 5.7
0.4 4K Mixed 0.65 0.9
223% 2.31 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
6TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 177 173 169 182 179 MB/s
Read 124
Write 152
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 176
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.7
218% 2.3 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 164 171 170 173 176 MB/s
Read 100
Write 131
Mixed 74
SusWrite 170
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.6
226% 2.37 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 139 145 147 144 133 MB/s
Read 83.8
Write 117
Mixed 57.5
SusWrite 138
73% 99.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.6
213% 2.33 MB/s
46GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 58 77 69 68 69 MB/s
Read 26.5
Write 99.3
Mixed 77.7
SusWrite 67.4
51% 67.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 1
245% 2.37 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 9.3 9.4 9.6 9.8 9.6 MB/s
Read 33
Write 28.7
Mixed 30
SusWrite 9.7
19% 25.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.5
190% 2 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 8TB (2017) Builds (Compare 4,661 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 112%
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Desktop 116%
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Workstation
Workstation 109%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG CROSSHAIR VII HERO (WI-FI) - $270

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,450

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Excellent

17 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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