SeagateST4000DM000
SeagateST1000DM010
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,042,942 user samples
52,579 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 48% 3.5TB free
Poor: 48% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 101st / 1015
990,363 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 522GB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 12th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
76.6 % 92.5 % Faster effective speed.
+21%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
135 MB/s 165 MB/s Faster read speed.
+22%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
109 MB/s 143 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+31%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.62 MB/s 0.81 MB/s Much faster random read.
+31%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.43 MB/s 1.51 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+6%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
69.2 MB/s 76.3 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+10%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.66 MB/s 0.72 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+9%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
132 MB/s 158 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+20%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
174 MB/s 201 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+16%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
153 MB/s 192 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+25%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.7 MB/s 1 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+43%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+18%
1.7 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
81.7 MB/s 85.5 MB/s +5%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.8 MB/s 0.9 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+12%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
174 MB/s 199 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+14%
Market Share
Based on 40,701,554 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.2 % 6.23 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,015%
Value
Value For Money
81.7 % Much better value.
+77%
46.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 68 % Much more popular.
+33%
Price
Price (score)
$75 $40 Much cheaper.
+47%
Age
Newest
103 Months 60 Months Much more recent.
+42%
Capacity
Capacity
4TB 1TB
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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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The 1TB Seagate Barracuda 2016 (ST1000DM010) has an impressive performance profile. With Sequential read/writes averaging 173 and 159 MBps respectively, the Barracuda can make short work of even moderately large backups. The small file (4K) performance profile is less impressive but still adequate with average read/writes coming in at 0.87 and 1.53 MBps respectively. For use as OS drives, rotational disks are quickly loosing market share to SSDs which offer orders of magnitude faster 4k read/write speeds. On the other hand cheap TLC based SSDs often have slower sustained write speeds than their rotational counterparts. Reasonably good overall performance can be achieved by using a TLC SSD to host the OS and a larger rotational drive such as the Barracuda for backups and media files. Larger capacity variants of this drive offer both better performance and better value for money. [Feb '17 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2021 HDD Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

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