Average Bench: 69.4% (134th of 1015)

Based on 2,474 user benchmarks.  Models: ST8000DM004-2CX188, ST8000DM 004-2CX188, ST8000DM ST8000DM004-2CX1, ST8000DM004-2CX1

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017) averaged 30.5% 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 0.64MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017) is 52.5%. 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 65.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 99.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,474 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.3 Read 99.7 149
70.7 Write 121 154
46 Mixed 65.7 78.2
76.9 SusWrite 141 184
78.3% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.43 2.8
2.9 4K Write 4.79 5.7
0.5 4K Mixed 0.64 0.9
219% 2.29 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: 171 180 181 181 174 177 MB/s
Read 148
Write 151
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 177
100% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.7
221% 2.27 MB/s
7TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 150 168 172 176 165 MB/s
Read 140
Write 151
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 155
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.8
239% 2.43 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 162 160 171 170 175 MB/s
Read 107
Write 134
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 168
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.8
248% 2.5 MB/s
709GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 52 70 65 60 51 MB/s
Read 89
Write 111
Mixed 37.3
SusWrite 61.5
54% 74.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 0.5
168% 1.87 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 8TB (2017) Builds (Compare 3,714 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 127%
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Desktop
Desktop 133%
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Workstation
Workstation 132%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG CROSSHAIR VII HERO (WI-FI) - $274

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 121% - Outstanding Total price: $1,594

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Excellent

14 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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