Average Bench: 63.2% (176th of 1002)

Based on 1,779 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM004-2CV104, ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM 004-2CV104

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) averaged 36.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.27MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.48MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) is 40.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 65.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 92.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,779 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.8 Read 126 164
62.4 Write 92.8 127
38.2 Mixed 65.2 95
70.1% 94.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.13 4K Read 3.27 7.52
0.28 4K Write 4.48 5.84
0.09 4K Mixed 0.41 0.59
265% 2.72 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 125
Write 97.1
Mixed 53.7
68% 91.8 MB/s
4K Read 4.57
4K Write 5.8
4K Mixed 0.49
352% 3.62 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 128
Write 76.4
Mixed 51.9
63% 85.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 5.76
4K Mixed 0.31
178% 2.32 MB/s
680GB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 103
Write 85.4
Mixed 51.4
59% 80 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.09
62% 0.8 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,794,611 HDDs tested.


AmazonUS $946 mins
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Typical Barracuda 4TB (2017) Builds (Compare 5,192 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 129%
Desktop 128%
Workstation 118%

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $191

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,640

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Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $447Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
Intel Core i7-7700K $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $300Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $137
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $176AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $183SanDisk Extreme 64GB $70
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $957SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $193SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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