SeagateST4000DX001 STCL4000400
SeagateST1000DM010

Release date: Q3 2013.

Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 260,901 user samples
10,765 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 5.5TB free
Worst Bench: 44% 2.5TB free
Poor: 44% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 125th / 1015
250,136 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 906GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 561GB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 14th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
72 % 94.3 % Much faster effective speed.
+31%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
114 MB/s 168 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+47%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
111 MB/s 145 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+31%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.11 MB/s Much faster random read.
+37%
0.81 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
4.88 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+221%
1.52 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
41.6 MB/s 76.7 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+84%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.86 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+148%
0.75 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
136 MB/s 160 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+18%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
166 MB/s 204 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+23%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
163 MB/s 194 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+19%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.4 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+40%
1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
5.47 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+204%
1.8 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
68.4 MB/s 86.4 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+26%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
2.4 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+167%
0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
175 MB/s 202 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+15%
Market Share
Based on 18,445,871 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.07 % 3.91 % Insanely higher market share.
+5,486%
Value
Value For Money
41.3 % 67.6 % Much better value.
+64%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 107 % Much more popular.
+78%
Price
Price (score)
$200 $40 Hugely cheaper.
+80%
Age
Newest
71 Months 34 Months Much more recent.
+52%
Capacity
Capacity
4TB 1TB
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