Average Bench: 77% (79th of 984)

more Based on 11,292 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM000-1F2168, ST4000DM 000-1F2168, ST4000DM000-1CD168, ST4000DM000-2AE1, ST4000DM ST4000DM000-1F21, ST4000DM 000-2AE166, ST4000DM ST4000DM000-1CD1, Seagate ST4000DM000-1F21, ST4000DM000-1F21, ST4000DM ST4000DM000-2AE1, ST4000DM000-2AE166, ST4000DM000-1CD1

This is Seagate's most recent hard drive and their first 4TB consumer offering. With a rotational speed of just 5,900 RPM it's significantly slower than the 7,200 RPM Barracudas that it supersedes. The lower rotational speed results in approximately 10% slower sequential transfer speeds and longer access times which make this drive less suitable for use as a system drive. With peak 4k read/write speeds of 0.76/1.2 MB/s the 4TB HDD.15 lags the group leaders significantly. The HDD.15 is a far better candidate for use in a NAS (Network Attached Storage) where factors such as power consumption and cost per GB are more important than outright speeds. To conclude, the HDD.15 has a relatively disappointing small file 4K performance profile but it does offer a huge amount of storage at a very competitive price which makes it a good candidate for use in a NAS. [Aug '13 HDrivePro]

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Good average bench

The Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) averaged 22.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 120MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 140MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) is 42.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.18MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.58MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,292 samples)
Min Avg Max
90.1 Read 140 177
86.4 Write 129 164
59.7 Mixed 120 153
97.3% 130 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.35 4K Read 0.58 0.75
0.76 4K Write 1.34 1.89
0.13 4K Mixed 0.18 0.26
69.3% 0.7 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC52 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 172
Write 151
Mixed 139
115% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.23
4K Mixed 0.2
77% 0.73 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC54 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 166
Write 156
Mixed 155
120% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.38
4K Mixed 0.22
78% 0.76 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: CC54 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 145
Write 159
Mixed 141
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.15
65% 0.73 MB/s
567GB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 155
Write 142
Mixed 126
106% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.98
4K Mixed 0.29
100% 1.01 MB/s
376GB free
Firmware: CC51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 144
Write 131
Mixed 127
101% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.12
4K Mixed 0.17
59% 0.59 MB/s
750GB free
Firmware: CC54 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 132
Write 119
Mixed 119
93% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 1.35
4K Mixed 0.12
52% 0.6 MB/s
157GB free
Firmware: CC52 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 100
Write 136
Mixed 123
90% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.15
58% 0.61 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC54 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 116
Write 119
Mixed 115
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.42
4K Mixed 0.14
72% 0.76 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $150

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6 months ago.

I have two of them running two and three years and still running fine.


Above average

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Above average

11 months ago.

I use it for storing media and it doesn't disappoint


Excellent

2 years ago.

Great data drive for all my movies and backups.


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