Average Bench: 74.9% (94th of 984)

Based on 4,651 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DX001-1CE168, ST4000DX ST4000DX001-1CE1, ST4000DX 001-1CE168, ST4000DX001-1CE1

Good average bench

The Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB averaged 25.0% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 5.01MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.59MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB is 40.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 121MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 4,651 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.8 Read 121 169
96.4 Write 139 168
79.2 Mixed 112 141
93% 124 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.32 4K Read 0.6 0.75
1.44 4K Write 5.01 5.55
0.15 4K Mixed 0.59 0.81
183% 2.07 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 167
Write 153
Mixed 126
111% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 5.32
4K Mixed 0.6
194% 2.2 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 157
Write 158
Mixed 146
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 5.41
4K Mixed 0.61
196% 2.23 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC45
Read 121
Write 160
Mixed 140
106% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 5.41
4K Mixed 0.81
221% 2.32 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 92.9
Write 163
Mixed 119
94% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 5.39
4K Mixed 0.84
222% 2.31 MB/s
776GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 79.9
Write 97.3
Mixed 82.9
65% 86.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 5.32
4K Mixed 0.66
192% 2.15 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,195,422 HDDs tested.


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Desktop 88%
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Workstation 69%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $168

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,303

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7 months ago.

I own one, complete rubbish crashes fails.... its going in the bin when i manage to recover my data. This has completely put me off buy any further seagate products


17 months ago.

after 1,5 year 1 of my 2 these disks have bad sectors


21 months ago.

Big, not very expensive, and not too slow


21 months ago.

i really like it


3 months ago.

Just storing, not loading OS.


21 months ago.

Incredibly noisy.

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