Average Bench: 82.4% (64th of 1015)

more Based on 34,353 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM005-2DP166, ST4000DM ST4000DM005-2DP, ST4000DM005-2ZD104, ST4000DM ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM005-2DP1, ST4000DM005-2CV104, ST4000DM 005-2DP166, ST4000DM 005-2CV104

Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016) averaged just 17.5% 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 0.73MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 145MB/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 65.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.66MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 34,353 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.2 Read 143 187
66.6 Write 126 169
42.6 Mixed 65.1 77.2
86.3 SusWrite 145 187
87.4% 120 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.66 0.7
1.3 4K Write 1.85 2.2
0.5 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
143% 1.08 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 183 190 189 183 190 MB/s
Read 158
Write 130
Mixed 72
SusWrite 183
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
127% 1.03 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 183 187 185 185 186 MB/s
Read 156
Write 146
Mixed 68.2
SusWrite 184
101% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.07 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $130 @ launch in Sep '16
AmazonUS $1125 mins
BHPhotoUS $1146 years
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Desktop 94%
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Workstation 130%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $25

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $850

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 Comments

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

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3 years ago.

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


Terrible

5 years ago.

slow


Terrible

4 years ago.

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


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The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-13600K $273Nvidia RTX 4060 $293Crucial MX500 250GB $39
Intel Core i5-12600K $171Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $385Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $80
Intel Core i3-12100F $80Nvidia RTX 4070 $500Samsung 870 Evo 250GB $45
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $39SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $48SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $62G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $351SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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