Average Bench: 69% (133rd of 1015)

Based on 4,296 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 50.8%. 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 66MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 97.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,296 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.5 Read 97.7 148
69.2 Write 120 154
33.3 Mixed 66 78.2
75.3 SusWrite 142 182
77.9% 106 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.51 2.54
2.8 4K Write 4.75 5.53
0.4 4K Mixed 0.65 0.9
222% 2.3 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
7TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 169 172 172 174 171 MB/s
Read 144
Write 150
Mixed 70.2
SusWrite 166
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.7
201% 2.03 MB/s
6.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 169 171 172 170 173 MB/s
Read 119
Write 138
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 169
91% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.9
262% 2.5 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 158 154 159 161 172 MB/s
Read 101
Write 129
Mixed 67.6
SusWrite 162
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 0.6
200% 2.13 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 145 151 150 156 146 MB/s
Read 96.5
Write 116
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 146
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.6
177% 1.93 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 117 126 128 132 127 MB/s
Read 88
Write 120
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 118
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.3
119% 1.4 MB/s
995GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 64 76 76 77 78 MB/s
Read 102
Write 102
Mixed 59.8
SusWrite 75
62% 84.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.6
213% 2.33 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 8TB (2017) Builds (Compare 11,236 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 138%
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Desktop 148%
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Workstation
Workstation 139%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI) - $275

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $2,062

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Excellent

20 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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