Average Bench: 83.4% (68th of 1002)

Based on 6,986 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM005-2DP166, ST4000DM ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM 005-2DP166

Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) averaged just 16.5% 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 149MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 142MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) is 41.1%. 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 6,986 samples)
Min Avg Max
101 Read 149 181
99.9 Write 142 175
78.1 Mixed 120 152
103% 137 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.36 4K Read 0.6 0.74
0.97 4K Write 1.72 2.13
0.17 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%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 179
Write 193
Mixed 160
133% 178 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.27
98% 1.04 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 182
Write 183
Mixed 141
126% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.24
94% 1.01 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 156
Write 135
Mixed 118
102% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.24
76% 0.77 MB/s
124GB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 131
Write 107
Mixed 97.1
84% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.19
4K Mixed 0.17
59% 0.6 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,683,088 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Sep '16
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AmazonUS $1106 mins
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Typical Barracuda 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 11,200 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
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Desktop
Desktop 103%
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Workstation
Workstation 107%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $1,129

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $320Nvidia GTX 1070 $413Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $175Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $138
Intel Core i5-8600K $235AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $125
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $177SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $911SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $59HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $226SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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