Average Bench: 74.4% (108th of 995)

Based on 5,459 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DX001-1CE168, ST4000DX ST4000DX001-1CE1, ST4000DX 001-1CE168, ST4000DX001-1CE1

Good average bench

The Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB averaged 25.5% 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 5.14MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB is 38.4%. 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 122MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 5,459 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.8 Read 122 169
94.9 Write 137 167
76.3 Mixed 110 139
92.2% 123 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.37 4K Read 0.6 0.75
4.39 4K Write 5.14 5.51
0.38 4K Mixed 0.6 0.8
187% 2.11 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 117
Write 138
Mixed 114
92% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 5.27
4K Mixed 0.76
212% 2.25 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 145
Write 108
Mixed 117
93% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 5.77
4K Mixed 0.42
180% 2.27 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 113
Write 140
Mixed 122
94% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 5.32
4K Mixed 0.57
184% 2.14 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 104
Write 144
Mixed 134
96% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 0.81
220% 2.31 MB/s
838GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 123
Write 108
Mixed 88.7
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 5.42
4K Mixed 0.51
177% 2.14 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,301,097 HDDs tested.


Approx. $169 @ launch in Aug '13
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Typical Desktop SSHD 4TB Builds (Compare 10,827 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 105%
Desktop 86%
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Workstation 68%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $165

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,295

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Added 3 years ago.


9 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


19 months ago.

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


24 months ago.

Big, not very expensive, and not too slow


23 months ago.

i really like it


6 months ago.

Just storing, not loading OS.


23 months ago.

Incredibly noisy.

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