Average Bench: 78.3% (77th of 979)

more Based on 8,206 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, 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 21.7% 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 123MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 143MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) is 44.4%. 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 0.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,206 samples)
Min Avg Max
93.8 Read 143 179
83.8 Write 130 163
75.8 Mixed 123 154
99.1% 132 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.36 4K Read 0.6 0.74
0.74 4K Write 1.35 1.9
0.13 4K Mixed 0.19 0.26
70.5% 0.71 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC54 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 162
Write 142
Mixed 151
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.44
4K Mixed 0.16
65% 0.7 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 152
Write 133
Mixed 151
110% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.73
4K Mixed 0.22
87% 0.89 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 141
Write 126
Mixed 125
98% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.16
67% 0.73 MB/s
339GB free
Firmware: CC52 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 125
Write 124
Mixed 133
96% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.02
4K Mixed 0.2
58% 0.54 MB/s
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $187

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,229

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2 months ago.

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


Above average

3 years ago.


Above average

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

20 months ago.

Great data drive for all my movies and backups.


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