Average Bench: 86.1% (45th of 1010)

Based on 9,093 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM005-2DP166, ST4000DM ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM 005-2DP166

Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) averaged just 13.8% 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 152MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) is 51.7%. 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 65.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.67MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,093 samples)
Min Avg Max
96.7 Read 152 190
79.4 Write 132 168
47 Mixed 65.4 77
85.6 SusWrite 149 189
90.8% 124 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.67 0.8
1.4 4K Write 1.86 2.3
0.6 4K Mixed 0.75 0.9
146% 1.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
86GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 185 188 183 177 186 MB/s
Read 128
Write 129
Mixed 59.4
SusWrite 183
91% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 50 90 130 124 132 MB/s
Read 148
Write 100
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 99.6
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.2
57% 0.53 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 99 96 99 100 100 MB/s
Read 86.8
Write 67.5
Mixed 52.8
SusWrite 97.6
56% 76.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
33GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 85 84 84 85 85 MB/s
Read 76.6
Write 64.4
Mixed 55.6
SusWrite 84.4
52% 70.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.9 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 13,446 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 107%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 102%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 113% - Outstanding Total price: $1,018

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

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Terrible

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