Average Bench: 85.4% (56th of 1015)

Based on 14,586 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM005-2DP166, ST4000DM ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM 005-2DP166

Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) averaged just 14.5% 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 0.75MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 150MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) is 50.6%. 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 65.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.66MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,586 samples)
Min Avg Max
89.7 Read 148 188
76.7 Write 129 170
48.6 Mixed 65.5 77.6
90.1 SusWrite 150 188
90% 123 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.66 0.7
1.3 4K Write 1.86 2.3
0.6 4K Mixed 0.75 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%
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 184 185 185 184 184 MB/s
Read 177
Write 146
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 184
103% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
146% 1.17 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 147 147 148 146 147 MB/s
Read 162
Write 131
Mixed 71
SusWrite 147
93% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.17 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,870,593 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 20,761 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 81%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,043

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 Comments

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

Added 2 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

6 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

15 months ago.

slow


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $60
Intel Core i5-9600K $225Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $278Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
Intel Core i7-9700K $350Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $211
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $64Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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