ToshibaHDWE160(X|E)ZSTA
SeagateST4000DM005

Release date: Q4 2015.

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Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 15,371 user samples
1,588 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 5.5TB free
Worst Bench: 61% 5TB free (System drive)
Poor: 61% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 34th / 1015
13,783 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 51% 444GB free
Poor: 51% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 65th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
89.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
83.2 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
158 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+10%
144 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
154 MB/s Faster write speed.
+22%
126 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
3.85 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+483%
0.66 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.16 MB/s Faster random write.
+18%
1.83 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
63.5 MB/s 64.3 MB/s +1%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.08 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+46%
0.74 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
154 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+5%
146 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
196 MB/s +5% 187 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
191 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+14%
167 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
7.41 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+959%
0.7 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.4 MB/s +4% 2.3 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
73.3 MB/s 77.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+6%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.2 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+33%
0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
198 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+6%
187 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 19,236,013 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.12 % Hugely higher market share.
+500%
Value
Value For Money
62.5 % Slightly better value.
+7%
58.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 72 % More popular.
+29%
Price
Price (score)
$172 $114 Much cheaper.
+34%
Age
Newest
46 Months 35 Months More recent.
+24%
Capacity
Capacity
6TB 4TB
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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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