Average Bench: 83.3% (65th of 1015)

Based on 13,527 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM005-2DP166, ST4000DM ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM 005-2DP166

Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) averaged just 16.6% 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 147MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) is 57.9%. 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 64MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.65MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,527 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.3 Read 144 186
65.6 Write 127 169
37 Mixed 64 77
84.4 SusWrite 147 187
87.9% 120 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.65 0.7
0.8 4K Write 1.82 2.3
0.4 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%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 177 173 175 173 170 MB/s
Read 153
Write 179
Mixed 64.6
SusWrite 173
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.17 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 96 99 99 95 96 MB/s
Read 27.5
Write 83
Mixed 44.5
SusWrite 97.7
46% 63.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
96% 0.73 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,408,448 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical Barracuda 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 19,305 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 108%
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Desktop
Desktop 100%
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Workstation
Workstation 104%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 113% - Outstanding Total price: $1,057

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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

4 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

13 months ago.

slow


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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $350Nvidia GTX 1070 $400Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $127Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $103
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X $252Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $750Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $728SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $76SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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