Release date ≈ Q1 2017.


Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 3,573 user samples
3,478 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 127% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 72% 3TB free
Poor: 72% Great: 127%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 1015
95 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 291GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 9.5TB free
Poor: 46% Great: 118%
SPEED RANK: 95th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
108 % Much faster effective speed.
77.3 %
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
190 MB/s Much faster read speed.
120 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
182 MB/s Much faster write speed.
128 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.25 MB/s 3.71 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
4.34 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
2.21 MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
93 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
68.6 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
0.65 MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
186 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
149 MB/s
Peak Sequential Read Speed
226 MB/s 238 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
Peak Sequential Write Speed
214 MB/s 214 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.4 MB/s 8 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
5 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
4.4 MB/s
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
107 MB/s 110 MB/s +3%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.3 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
1.2 MB/s
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
218 MB/s 235 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
Market Share
Based on 23,766,252 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % Insanely higher market share.
0 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 56 % Slightly more popular.
35+ Months Slightly more recent.
41 Months
4TB 10TB

I've only had it a short while but the speeds are impressive. With that said, it's going to be up to the endurance test that will show whether this drive will be a good long term investment. Also, it should be called the Barracuda Pro 4TB as seen here: [Jul '17 IanPPK]


Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) February 2020 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]


Group Test Results

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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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