Average Bench: 84.7% (54th of 1015)

more Based on 32,145 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM005-2DP166, ST4000DM ST4000DM005-2DP, ST4000DM ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM005-2CV104, ST4000DM 005-2DP166

Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) averaged just 15.3% 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 0.72MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 148MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) is 51.2%. 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 65.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.65MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 32,145 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.9 Read 148 187
70 Write 127 167
43.5 Mixed 65.1 78.2
87.2 SusWrite 148 186
89% 122 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.65 0.7
0.9 4K Write 1.82 2.3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.72 0.9
141% 1.06 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: 181 188 191 189 190 190 MB/s
Read 184
Write 163
Mixed 70.7
SusWrite 188
110% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.23 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 180 180 176 181 179 MB/s
Read 164
Write 145
Mixed 69.4
SusWrite 177
101% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.1 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 154 153 155 157 156 MB/s
Read 169
Write 142
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 154
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
148% 1.2 MB/s
60GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 147 148 147 148 148 MB/s
Read 162
Write 119
Mixed 88.5
SusWrite 147
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $130 @ launch in Sep '16
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Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,080

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 Comments

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

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9 months ago.

Great for mass game storage for relatively cheap (when compared to SSDs and other forms of storage)


Terrible

3 years ago.

slow


Terrible

21 months ago.

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


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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $77SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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