Average Bench: 85.7% (49th of 1010)

Based on 12,418 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM005-2DP166, ST4000DM ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM 005-2DP166

Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) averaged just 14.3% 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 0.74MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 150MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) is 54.9%. 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 64.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.66MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,418 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.1 Read 149 189
72.5 Write 128 170
42.7 Mixed 64.8 78.8
89.2 SusWrite 150 189
89.8% 123 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.66 0.7
1 4K Write 1.82 2.3
0.45 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
144% 1.08 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: 180 180 180 180 179 182 MB/s
Read 188
Write 143
Mixed 77.1
SusWrite 180
107% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.1 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 186 181 188 189 189 MB/s
Read 161
Write 141
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 184
101% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.1 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 176 173 165 179 173 MB/s
Read 157
Write 136
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 173
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 151 150 151 148 151 MB/s
Read 160
Write 136
Mixed 67.7
SusWrite 150
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.13 MB/s
679GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 121 124 124 125 123 MB/s
Read 111
Write 109
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 123
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Sep '16
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AmazonUS $9815 days
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Desktop 100%
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Workstation
Workstation 105%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO - $144

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 113% - Outstanding Total price: $1,024

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 Comments

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

Added 2 years ago.

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8 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

8 months ago.

slow


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