Average Bench: 90.2% (29th of 983)

Based on 1,159 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM005-2DP166, ST4000DM ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM 005-2DP166

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) averaged just 9.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 160MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 154MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) is 33.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.65MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.25MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,159 samples)
Min Avg Max
121 Read 160 184
109 Write 154 181
88 Mixed 128 154
110% 148 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.41 4K Read 0.65 0.75
1.36 4K Write 1.83 2.18
0.19 4K Mixed 0.25 0.29
88.8% 0.91 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 174
Write 185
Mixed 143
125% 168 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.69
4K Mixed 0.28
92% 0.9 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 172
Write 166
Mixed 133
117% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.27
98% 1.01 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 173
Write 145
Mixed 137
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.96
4K Mixed 0.22
80% 0.88 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 157
Write 132
Mixed 146
109% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.18
66% 0.69 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 142
Write 130
Mixed 119
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.25
85% 0.89 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 2,898 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 125%
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Desktop 114%
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Workstation
Workstation 122%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $245

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,622

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