Average Bench: 84.5% (59th of 1015)

Based on 16,320 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 15.4% 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 0.75MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 148MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) is 53.9%. 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 65.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.66MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,320 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.8 Read 148 187
75.5 Write 129 168
44.6 Mixed 65.8 78.1
85.4 SusWrite 147 187
89.3% 122 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.66 0.7
1.16 4K Write 1.86 2.2
0.5 4K Mixed 0.75 0.9
145% 1.09 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 188 191 197 196 197 MB/s
Read 170
Write 150
Mixed 69.7
SusWrite 194
106% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 145 146 149 149 148 MB/s
Read 155
Write 122
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 147
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.17 MB/s
2GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 41 46 44 45 45 MB/s
Read 8.3
Write 10.2
Mixed 9.5
SusWrite 44.4
13% 18.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.67 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,346,913 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Sep '16
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Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO - $138

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,029

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 Comments

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

Added 2 years ago.

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14 days 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

17 months ago.

slow


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Intel Core i5-9400F $148Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9600K $195AMD RX 590 $185Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $340Nvidia RTX 2060 $325Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $51
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $71SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $609SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $68SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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