Average Bench: 84.4% (63rd of 1002)

Based on 6,424 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM005-2DP166, ST4000DM ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM 005-2DP166

Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) averaged just 15.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 151MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 143MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) is 44.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.24MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,424 samples)
Min Avg Max
98 Read 151 184
95.9 Write 143 177
79.8 Mixed 122 152
104% 139 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.37 4K Read 0.6 0.74
1.19 4K Write 1.75 2.14
0.17 4K Mixed 0.24 0.29
84.1% 0.86 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 169
Write 149
Mixed 118
109% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.35
4K Mixed 0.25
80% 0.75 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 153
Write 146
Mixed 136
109% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.26
86% 0.85 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 118
Write 149
Mixed 144
104% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.2
74% 0.78 MB/s
798GB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 126
Write 114
Mixed 118
90% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.47
4K Mixed 0.15
63% 0.69 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,247,063 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Sep '16
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AmazonUS $9914 mins
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Typical Barracuda 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 10,662 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 102%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO - $149

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,081

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $320Nvidia GTX 1070 $447Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $172Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $280Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $139
Intel Core i7-7700K $285AMD RX 480 $300Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $180SanDisk Extreme 64GB $41
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $961SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $226SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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