Seagate 8TB BarraCuda HDD, SATA III w/ 256MB Cache

MX76997 8TB BarraCuda HDD, SATA III w/ 256MB Cache
MX76997 8TB BarraCuda HDD, SATA III w/ 256MB Cache

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Average Rating: 2.8 / 5 With 6 Customer Reviews

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
By: Chris
From: Winnipeg

Mediocre performance

Additional Comments:

The other reviewers have already mentioned slow performance and SMR. I bought this drive knowing the downsides. It's being used as a data storage drive for bittorrent seeding, Emby, and storing family photos. Home server OS is Windows 10. Transferring content to the drive during initial setup was painful. When transferring a few TB write speeds hover around 50MBps. Enabling bitlocker full disk encryption was similarly slow and painful, it took about a week to complete. However once the initial setup was complete, performance has been acceptable. When used for short, bursty reads and writes (the vast majority of what this drive does) the cache maxes out at 250MBps read or write. Time will tell whether the drive survives past the 2 year warranty. But after 1 month of use I'd feel comfortable recommending this drive for use in scenarios similar to mine. Just be aware of the downsides to SMR technology, and don't even consider using as part of a RAID. Benchmark: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CrystalDiskMark 8.0.4 Shizuku Edition x64 (C) 2007-2021 hiyohiyo Crystal Dew World: https://crystalmark.info/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ * MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s] * KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes [Read] SEQ 1MiB (Q= 8, T= 1): 149.361 MB/s [ 142.4 IOPS] < 54653.37 us> SEQ 1MiB (Q= 1, T= 1): 146.370 MB/s [ 139.6 IOPS] < 7154.88 us> RND 4KiB (Q= 32, T= 1): 1.182 MB/s [ 288.6 IOPS] <107500.61 us> RND 4KiB (Q= 1, T= 1): 0.590 MB/s [ 144.0 IOPS] < 6921.93 us> [Write] SEQ 1MiB (Q= 8, T= 1): 138.594 MB/s [ 132.2 IOPS] < 56469.36 us> SEQ 1MiB (Q= 1, T= 1): 147.254 MB/s [ 140.4 IOPS] < 7115.90 us> RND 4KiB (Q= 32, T= 1): 9.005 MB/s [ 2198.5 IOPS] < 14527.14 us> RND 4KiB (Q= 1, T= 1): 6.135 MB/s [ 1497.8 IOPS] < 663.86 us> Profile: Default Test: 1 GiB (x5) [H: 48% (3566/7452GiB)] Mode: Time: Measure 5 sec / Interval 5 sec Date: 2021/09/15 15:36:03 OS: Windows 10 Professional [10.0 Build 19043] (x64)
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
By: Data Recovery Expert Service
From: Calgary

Slow for NAS and desktop good for storage.

Strengths:

cheap price good for slow storage like a tape media LTO

Weaknesses:

slow for NAS, Slow for Desktop PC and computers high faulty rate small warranty

Additional Comments:

good for external backup and big archive files.
Saturday, November 21, 2020
By: Data Recovery Expert Service
From: Calgary

bad quality and speed

Strengths:

Cheap Price

Weaknesses:

Slow speed. Do not recommend for NAS, and computer desktops. Only for data storage. bad in data recovery service like complicated device

Additional Comments:

Good for archives and backup storage.
Saturday, February 29, 2020
By: Ck
From: Edmonton

Don't waste your money on this.

Strengths:

Price per TB is the only benefit to these drives.

Weaknesses:

Speed is poor. Usable space is only 7.2TB formatted in NTFS. I picked one up on sale, which was good but wouldn't pay any more than that. I would pay the extra for an Enterprise-grade 7,200rpm drive.

Additional Comments:

The read/write on these drives is slow, and I'm still skeptical of the quality after reading countless reviews on how they come DoA or die within weeks or months. You get what you pay for. It will work for my need, but don't rely on this as an everyday drive.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
By: James
From: Calgary

Decent Drive

Strengths:

Very economical high capacity drive, helium filled (it doesn't say that in the product page here either).

Weaknesses:

Yes, nearly all high capacity Seagate drives (8, 10 TB) are SMR, but this isn't an issue for most folks. Write speeds are reduced in some cases due to the way the tech works. For the average user this isn't an issue, and wasn't for me either, I have 14 of these now, all purring away.

Additional Comments:

If you want to buy high capacity drives this guy is a great value. Unless write speed is critically important you cannot go wrong with this drive. I plan on writing once and reading from that point forward. I wouldn't use this as a system drive, use a SSD, but for data its great.
Friday, October 18, 2019
By: Michael
From: Edmonton

SMR drive, not mentioned in drive literature.

Strengths:

+8TB +Good Read Speeds

Weaknesses:

-SMR -Not Advertised as SMR -Atrocious Write Speed

Additional Comments:

Buyer Beware, after tens of hours troubleshooting I discovered this drive is SMR and, even worse, seagate has scrubbed the internet of any official reference to this being a SMR drive. Extremely disappointing.
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