Average Bench: 84.5% (55th of 1015)

Based on 21,368 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 15.5% 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. Sequential Read Speed 148MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) is 51.1%. 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 65MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.66MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,368 samples)
Min Avg Max
89 Read 148 187
66.4 Write 127 168
43.7 Mixed 65 78.8
90 SusWrite 146 187
88.8% 122 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.66 0.8
1 4K Write 1.81 2.3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
143% 1.07 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: 184 194 191 193 194 194 MB/s
Read 192
Write 151
Mixed 70.7
SusWrite 192
110% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.23 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 173 171 175 172 173 MB/s
Read 169
Write 156
Mixed 107
SusWrite 172
111% 151 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.63 MB/s
835GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 116 121 120 121 117 MB/s
Read 139
Write 137
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 119
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,123,183 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Sep '16
BHPhotoUS $1143 years
AmazonUS $1781 min
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Typical Barracuda 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 54,172 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $999

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 Comments

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

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

1 month ago.

Great for mass game storage for relatively cheap (when compared to SSDs and other forms of storage)


Terrible

2 years ago.

slow


Terrible

11 months 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 $190Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $34
Intel Core i5-9400F $150Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10600K $260Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $190Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $64SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $71SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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