Average Bench: 74.9% (105th of 995)

more Based on 997 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 25.1% 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. Sequential Read Speed 136MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 116MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate NAS HDD 4TB is 40.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate NAS HDD 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


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

Average Bench

(Based on 997 samples)
Min Avg Max
92 Read 136 172
82.9 Write 125 160
71.3 Mixed 116 149
94.3% 126 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.35 4K Read 0.56 0.74
0.48 4K Write 1.45 1.99
0.12 4K Mixed 0.19 0.28
70.9% 0.73 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 153
Write 160
Mixed 129
110% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 2.12
4K Mixed 0.29
94% 0.98 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 143
Write 120
Mixed 135
100% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.13
64% 0.7 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: SC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 136
Write 93.8
Mixed 110
85% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 0.48
4K Mixed 0.19
49% 0.37 MB/s
114GB free
Firmware: SC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 103
Write 91.4
Mixed 74.6
67% 89.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 0.46
4K Mixed 0.17
51% 0.4 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,300,895 HDDs tested.


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Typical NAS HDD 4TB Builds (Compare 4,742 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 94%
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Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII RANGER - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,148

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