Average Bench: 85.4% (59th of 1010)

Based on 362 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 14.6% 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. Sequential Read Speed 151MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 149MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate SkyHawk 4TB (2016) is 43.6%. 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 0.64MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.29MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 362 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.5 Read 151 183
95.1 Write 147 177
73.5 Mixed 122 155
73.6 SusWrite 149 186
105% 142 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.64 0.77
0.71 4K Write 1.78 2.16
0.19 4K Mixed 0.29 0.7
91.3% 0.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 163 163 162 165 166 MB/s
Read 160
Write 147
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 162
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 149 151 149 153 152 MB/s
Read 171
Write 158
Mixed 87.3
SusWrite 150
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.1 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 166 165 166 167 169 MB/s
Read 131
Write 124
Mixed 70
SusWrite 166
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
439GB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 179 182 180 183 183 MB/s
Read 108
Write 112
Mixed 65
SusWrite 181
85% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,050,753 HDDs tested.

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Typical SkyHawk 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 3,925 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI B150 GAMING M3 (MS-7978) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $865

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