Average Bench: 74.2% (113th of 1002)

Based on 5,736 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DX001-1CE168, ST4000DX ST4000DX001-1CE1, ST4000DX 001-1CE168, ST4000DX001-1CE1

Good average bench

The Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB averaged 25.7% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 5.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB is 37.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.61MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 120MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,736 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.2 Read 120 168
96.4 Write 137 167
76.4 Mixed 110 138
92% 123 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.37 4K Read 0.61 0.75
3.89 4K Write 5.1 5.49
0.34 4K Mixed 0.6 0.81
187% 2.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 176
Write 145
Mixed 119
110% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 5.36
4K Mixed 0.49
174% 2.11 MB/s
408GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 148
Write 155
Mixed 113
104% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 5.41
4K Mixed 0.41
163% 2.08 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 148
Write 145
Mixed 128
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 5.36
4K Mixed 0.48
173% 2.11 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 140
Write 135
Mixed 120
99% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 5.43
4K Mixed 0.59
193% 2.22 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 120
Write 140
Mixed 119
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 5.17
4K Mixed 0.77
209% 2.2 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 116
Write 141
Mixed 108
91% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.73
207% 2.23 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 101
Write 135
Mixed 115
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 5.37
4K Mixed 0.52
181% 2.16 MB/s
960GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 97.9
Write 122
Mixed 104
81% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 4.88
4K Mixed 0.65
193% 2.09 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,760,958 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $169 @ launch in Aug '13
AmazonUS $2001 month
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Typical Desktop SSHD 4TB Builds (Compare 11,382 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $165

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,324

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 Comments

Performance, capacity, affordable...

Added 3 years ago.

Good

10 months ago.

I own one, complete rubbish crashes fails.... its going in the bin when i manage to recover my data. This has completely put me off buy any further seagate products


Poor

20 months ago.

after 1,5 year 1 of my 2 these disks have bad sectors


Good

2 years ago.

Big, not very expensive, and not too slow


Good

2 years ago.

i really like it


Good

7 months ago.

Just storing, not loading OS.


Poor

2 years ago.

Incredibly noisy.


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