Average Bench: 88% (40th of 1010)

Based on 446 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000VX007-2DT166, ST4000VX 007-2DT166, ST4000VX ST4000VX007-2DT1, ST4000VX007-2DT1, Seagate ST4000VX007-2DT1

Very good average bench

The Seagate SkyHawk 4TB (2016) averaged just 12.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate SkyHawk 4TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 158MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate SkyHawk 4TB (2016) is 45.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate SkyHawk 4TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.66MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 103MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 446 samples)
Min Avg Max
105 Read 155 189
97.9 Write 151 182
59.5 Mixed 103 151
93.2 SusWrite 158 189
104% 142 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.42 4K Read 0.66 0.8
1.15 4K Write 1.83 2.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.5 0.9
116% 0.99 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 192 188 192 191 190 MB/s
Read 188
Write 186
Mixed 83.7
SusWrite 188
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
3.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 166 170 160 166 163 MB/s
Read 184
Write 177
Mixed 80.2
SusWrite 164
110% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 169 170 172 173 174 MB/s
Read 168
Write 170
Mixed 73.7
SusWrite 171
106% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 176 176 177 176 179 MB/s
Read 159
Write 157
Mixed 74.8
SusWrite 176
103% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 109 113 110 117 113 MB/s
Read 124
Write 129
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 113
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
154% 1.07 MB/s
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Typical SkyHawk 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 12,659 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 127%
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Desktop
Desktop 122%
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Workstation
Workstation 112%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $1,503

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