Average Bench: 91.9% (21st of 979)

Based on 302 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM005-2DP166, ST4000DM ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM 005-2DP166

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) averaged just 8.1% 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 164MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 157MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) is 24.9%. 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 302 samples)
Min Avg Max
127 Read 164 184
125 Write 157 179
89 Mixed 129 152
112% 150 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.36 4K Read 0.65 0.75
0.96 4K Write 1.85 2.18
0.19 4K Mixed 0.25 0.29
88.7% 0.91 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 172
Write 172
Mixed 138
120% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.25
91% 0.96 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 158
Write 157
Mixed 119
108% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.88
4K Mixed 0.24
81% 0.86 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 167
Write 147
Mixed 116
107% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.65
4K Mixed 0.27
84% 0.83 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 173
Write 129
Mixed 122
106% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.24
80% 0.79 MB/s
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Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
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Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $193

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,143

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $310AMD RX 480 $190Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $94
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $136
Intel Core i5-7600K $215Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $235Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $160
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $110SanDisk Extreme 64GB $34
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