Average Bench: 83.8% (64th of 1015)

Based on 20,526 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM005-2DP166, ST4000DM ST4000DM005-2DP, ST4000DM ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM 005-2DP166

Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) averaged just 16.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.73MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 146MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) is 50.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 63.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.66MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,526 samples)
Min Avg Max
89 Read 146 189
67.6 Write 128 170
39.5 Mixed 63.9 78
86.8 SusWrite 146 187
88.3% 121 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.66 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.8 2.3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
142% 1.06 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 168 172 176 173 174 MB/s
Read 186
Write 149
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 171
107% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 172 173 173 174 173 MB/s
Read 166
Write 151
Mixed 72.6
SusWrite 171
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,071,778 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Sep '16
BHPhotoUS $1143 years
AmazonUS $20010 days
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Typical Barracuda 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 43,229 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $996

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 Comments

Versatile, fast, dependable. The fiercest drive you've ever met...

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

8 months ago.

SMR(shingled). moves your data (that you aren't even writing to) around, increases chances of data loss several times over. Drive may be busy WHILE idle. Writing lots of data may result in extended poor performance (while looking above average on a quick benchmark).


Terrible

2 years ago.

slow


Terrible

9 months ago.

Seagate's are trash. They don't last half of what WD's last and are slower.


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Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $290Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $505Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $47
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $60SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Extreme 16GB $28
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