Average Bench: 84.5% (58th of 1015)

Based on 11,419 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM005-2DP166, ST4000DM ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM 005-2DP166

Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) averaged just 15.4% 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 0.74MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 149MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) is 54.3%. 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 65.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.67MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,419 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.2 Read 146 188
73.3 Write 128 168
46 Mixed 65.6 77.1
88.9 SusWrite 149 189
89.1% 122 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.67 0.7
1.2 4K Write 1.85 2.3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
145% 1.09 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: 175 180 176 180 178 181 MB/s
Read 173
Write 118
Mixed 69
SusWrite 178
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
304GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 177 181 178 179 179 MB/s
Read 156
Write 148
Mixed 66
SusWrite 179
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.17 MB/s
793GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 131 132 133 121 128 MB/s
Read 104
Write 89
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 129
70% 95.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 54 71 96 15 12 MB/s
Read 97.5
Write 21.7
Mixed 48.3
SusWrite 50
40% 54.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
116% 0.97 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 17,933 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 108%
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Desktop 99%
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Workstation
Workstation 103%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO - $148

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 114% - Outstanding Total price: $1,028

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 Comments

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

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2 months 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

11 months ago.

slow


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Intel Core i7-8700K $355Nvidia GTX 1070 $380Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $92
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $145Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $208Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $99
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $108Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $90SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $43G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $601SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $95SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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