Average Bench: 85.5% (50th of 1002)

Based on 5,532 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM005-2DP166, ST4000DM ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM 005-2DP166

Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) averaged just 14.4% 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 153MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 145MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) is 41.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.24MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,532 samples)
Min Avg Max
102 Read 153 181
97.8 Write 145 177
85.7 Mixed 122 150
105% 140 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.35 4K Read 0.6 0.74
0.75 4K Write 1.71 2.12
0.18 4K Mixed 0.24 0.28
83% 0.85 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 167
Write 144
Mixed 136
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.88
4K Mixed 0.21
88% 0.93 MB/s
370GB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 72.6
Write 88.3
Mixed 75.8
59% 78.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.31
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.22
72% 0.78 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,778,115 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Sep '16
EbayUS $952 mins
AmazonUS $10424 mins
BHPhotoUS $1147 months
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Typical Barracuda 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 9,950 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
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Desktop
Desktop 103%
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Workstation
Workstation 104%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,139

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