Average Bench: 83.8% (62nd of 1015)

Based on 16,985 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 16.1% 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 147MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) is 53.7%. 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 64.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.66MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,985 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.1 Read 145 188
68 Write 125 168
43.7 Mixed 64.6 77.5
86.6 SusWrite 147 190
88.1% 121 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.66 0.7
1.08 4K Write 1.82 2.3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
144% 1.07 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 191 190 188 193 192 MB/s
Read 196
Write 154
Mixed 73.3
SusWrite 190
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
304GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 110 103 108 100 111 MB/s
Read 180
Write 143
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 107
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.3 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 122 128 123 122 124 MB/s
Read 134
Write 130
Mixed 51.3
SusWrite 123
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
127% 1.03 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 105 68 38 68 98 MB/s
Read 87.5
Write 109
Mixed 55
SusWrite 83.1
62% 83.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.93 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 23,445 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 76%
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Desktop
Desktop 83%
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Workstation
Workstation 78%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO - $129

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $874

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 Comments

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

Added 3 years ago.

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18 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

19 months ago.

slow


Terrible

28 days ago.

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


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Intel Core i5-9600K $218Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $42
Intel Core i5-9400F $155Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $384Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $204
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $653SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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