Average Bench: 76.5% (83rd of 984)

more Based on 15,220 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM000-1F2168, ST4000DM 000-1F2168, ST4000DM000-1CD168, ST4000DM000-2AE1, ST4000DM ST4000DM000-1F21, ST4000DM 000-2AE166, ST4000DM ST4000DM000-1CD1, Seagate ST4000DM000-1F21, ST4000DM000-1F21, ST4000DM ST4000DM000-2AE1, ST4000DM000-2AE166, ST4000DM000-1CD1

This is Seagate's most recent hard drive and their first 4TB consumer offering. With a rotational speed of just 5,900 RPM it's significantly slower than the 7,200 RPM Barracudas that it supersedes. The lower rotational speed results in approximately 10% slower sequential transfer speeds and longer access times which make this drive less suitable for use as a system drive. With peak 4k read/write speeds of 0.76/1.2 MB/s the 4TB HDD.15 lags the group leaders significantly. The HDD.15 is a far better candidate for use in a NAS (Network Attached Storage) where factors such as power consumption and cost per GB are more important than outright speeds. To conclude, the HDD.15 has a relatively disappointing small file 4K performance profile but it does offer a huge amount of storage at a very competitive price which makes it a good candidate for use in a NAS. [Aug '13 HDrivePro]

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Good average bench

The Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) averaged 23.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 120MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 140MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) is 39.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.19MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.58MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,220 samples)
Min Avg Max
95.8 Read 140 176
83.8 Write 127 160
71.9 Mixed 120 151
97% 129 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.34 4K Read 0.58 0.74
0.81 4K Write 1.34 1.86
0.13 4K Mixed 0.19 0.25
69.5% 0.7 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: CC54 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 165
Write 155
Mixed 152
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.16
79% 0.85 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC54 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 165
Write 144
Mixed 149
115% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.17
79% 0.83 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC52 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 147
Write 138
Mixed 137
106% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.09
4K Mixed 0.2
73% 0.67 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC52 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 132
Write 149
Mixed 133
104% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.06
4K Mixed 0.2
66% 0.61 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC54 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 102
Write 106
Mixed 76.1
71% 94.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 1.06
4K Mixed 0.16
52% 0.52 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $188 @ launch in Feb '13
EbayUS $9220 mins
AmazonUS $10313 mins
BHPhotoUS $1095 months
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Typical Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) Builds (Compare 10,210 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $168

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,315

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 Comments

One drive for every need...

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10 months ago.

I have two of them running two and three years and still running fine.


Above average

4 years ago.


Above average

15 months ago.

I use it for storing media and it doesn't disappoint


Excellent

2 years ago.

Great data drive for all my movies and backups.


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