Average Bench: 61.9% (191st of 1002)

Based on 12,653 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG HD204UI, ST2000DL004 HD204UI, ST2000DL 004

Above average average bench

The Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB averaged 38.1% 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 Write Speed 2.01MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.32MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB is 39.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.48MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 99.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 12,653 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.4 Read 99.2 131
69.3 Write 116 148
47.5 Mixed 99.5 134
78.9% 105 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.26 4K Read 0.48 0.66
0.78 4K Write 2.01 3.01
0.17 4K Mixed 0.32 0.44
92.9% 0.94 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
551GB free
Firmware: 1AQ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 106
Write 148
Mixed 107
90% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 0.27
85% 0.92 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 1AQ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 94.8
Write 113
Mixed 117
82% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 2.87
4K Mixed 0.35
110% 1.21 MB/s
865GB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 83.1
Write 91.1
Mixed 105
71% 93.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.41
106% 0.99 MB/s
372GB free
Firmware: 1AQ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 39
Write 74.8
Mixed 55.5
42% 56.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.27
81% 0.85 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,717,694 HDDs tested.


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Typical Spinpoint F4 2TB Builds (Compare 8,627 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 60%
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $270

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,004

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