Average Bench: 82.6% (67th of 1015)

more Based on 34,394 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM005-2DP166, ST4000DM ST4000DM005-2DP, ST4000DM ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM005-2CV104, ST4000DM 005-2DP166, ST4000DM 005-2CV104

Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) averaged just 17.4% 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 0.73MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 146MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) is 51.5%. 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 0.65MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 34,394 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.3 Read 142 186
73.3 Write 125 168
43 Mixed 64.8 77
86.3 SusWrite 146 185
87.2% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.65 0.7
1.24 4K Write 1.83 2.3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
142% 1.07 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: 158 169 170 170 170 171 MB/s
Read 174
Write 148
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 168
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.23 MB/s
487GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 120 124 66 70 114 MB/s
Read 122
Write 128
Mixed 66
SusWrite 102
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,761,102 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $130 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 94,701 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 103%
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Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 106%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,148

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 Comments

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

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17 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

2 years ago.

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


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Intel Core i5-12600K $278Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-12400F $160Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $200
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $68SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $72SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $470SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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