Average Bench: 77.4% (98th of 1010)

more Based on 18,209 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM000-1F2168, ST4000DM 000-1F2168, ST4000DM000-1CD168, ST4000DM000-2AE1, ST4000DM ST4000DM000-1F21, ST4000DM 000-2AE166, ST4000DM ST4000DM000-1CD1, Seagate ST4000DM000-1F21, ST4000DM000-1F21, ST4000DM ST4000DM000-2AE1, ST4000DM000-2AE166, ST4000DM000-1CD1

This is Seagate's most recent hard drive and their first 4TB consumer offering. With a rotational speed of just 5,900 RPM it's significantly slower than the 7,200 RPM Barracudas that it supersedes. The lower rotational speed results in approximately 10% slower sequential transfer speeds and longer access times which make this drive less suitable for use as a system drive. With peak 4k read/write speeds of 0.76/1.2 MB/s the 4TB HDD.15 lags the group leaders significantly. The HDD.15 is a far better candidate for use in a NAS (Network Attached Storage) where factors such as power consumption and cost per GB are more important than outright speeds. To conclude, the HDD.15 has a relatively disappointing small file 4K performance profile but it does offer a huge amount of storage at a very competitive price which makes it a good candidate for use in a NAS. [Aug '13 HDrivePro]

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Good average bench

The Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) averaged 22.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.68MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 138MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) is 47.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 69.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.62MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,209 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.5 Read 138 175
57.6 Write 113 155
41.5 Mixed 69.3 82.2
71.8 SusWrite 131 174
82.8% 113 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.62 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.42 1.9
0.5 4K Mixed 0.68 0.8
128% 0.91 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: CC54
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 171 169 169 171 168 MB/s
Read 142
Write 140
Mixed 68
SusWrite 168
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
126% 0.97 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC52
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 155 156 158 157 154 MB/s
Read 149
Write 118
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 156
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.83 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC52
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 145 142 149 148 146 MB/s
Read 145
Write 122
Mixed 66
SusWrite 146
87% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.8 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC54
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 104 112 101 105 104 MB/s
Read 135
Write 119
Mixed 55
SusWrite 105
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,863,531 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $188 @ launch in Feb '13
EbayUS $891 min
AmazonUS $9623 mins
BHPhotoUS $10913 months
OutletPCUS $1285 months
NeweggUS $1887 days
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Typical Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) Builds (Compare 12,915 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 99%
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Workstation
Workstation 103%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO - $146

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 113% - Outstanding Total price: $1,028

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 Comments

One drive for every need...

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18 months ago.

I have two of them running two and three years and still running fine.


Above average

5 years ago.


Above average

23 months ago.

I use it for storing media and it doesn't disappoint


Excellent

3 years ago.

Great data drive for all my movies and backups.


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