Average Bench: 62.4% (184th of 1002)

Based on 2,309 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM004-2CV104, ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM 004-2CV104

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) averaged 37.5% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.42MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.44MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) is 36.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 63.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 90.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,309 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.1 Read 125 161
63.4 Write 90.4 119
37.7 Mixed 63.5 87.6
69% 93 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.39 4K Read 3.42 7.7
0.34 4K Write 4.44 5.81
0.12 4K Mixed 0.39 0.58
268% 2.75 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 5425 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 154
Write 110
Mixed 76.7
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 7.11
4K Write 5.42
4K Mixed 0.52
454% 4.35 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5425 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 112
Write 105
Mixed 65
70% 94 MB/s
4K Read 4.17
4K Write 5.28
4K Mixed 0.41
317% 3.29 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5425 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 116
Write 68
Mixed 56.4
60% 80.1 MB/s
4K Read 4.34
4K Write 5.69
4K Mixed 0.46
337% 3.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,727,707 HDDs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Barracuda 4TB (2017) Builds (Compare 7,917 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 129%
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Desktop
Desktop 129%
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Workstation
Workstation 118%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,575

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $160Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $125
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