Average Bench: 74% (113th of 1002)

more Based on 1,049 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000VN000-1H4168, ST4000VN000-2AH1, ST4000VN000-2AH166, ST4000VN 000-1H4168, ST4000VN000-1H41, ST4000VN 000-2AH166, ST4000VN ST4000VN000-1H41

Good average bench

The Seagate NAS HDD 4TB averaged 25.9% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 134MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 114MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate NAS HDD 4TB is 41.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate NAS HDD 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.19MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.56MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,049 samples)
Min Avg Max
93.5 Read 134 170
82.8 Write 124 160
68.9 Mixed 114 148
93.1% 124 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.35 4K Read 0.56 0.74
0.48 4K Write 1.44 1.97
0.12 4K Mixed 0.19 0.28
70.5% 0.73 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: SC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 139
Write 133
Mixed 89.5
90% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.19
74% 0.81 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: SC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 136
Write 134
Mixed 114
96% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.41
4K Mixed 0.21
72% 0.72 MB/s
564GB free
Firmware: SC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 137
Write 125
Mixed 140
101% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.13
67% 0.7 MB/s
518GB free
Firmware: SC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 120
Write 98.5
Mixed 120
85% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.28
4K Write 1.23
4K Mixed 0.15
51% 0.56 MB/s
503GB free
Firmware: SC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 98
Write 92.9
Mixed 93.8
72% 94.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.13
70% 0.76 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,209,424 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $169 @ launch in Jun '13
AmazonUS $11518 mins
OutletPCUS $13711 months
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BHPhotoUS $21013 months
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Typical NAS HDD 4TB Builds (Compare 5,221 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII RANGER - $99

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,180

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