Average Bench: 77% (96th of 1015)

more Based on 43,456 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]

Good average bench

The Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) averaged 22.9% 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 0.66MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 137MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) is 51.9%. 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 69.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.62MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 43,456 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.7 Read 137 175
51 Write 110 152
35.5 Mixed 69.1 82.5
74.7 SusWrite 132 173
82.1% 112 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.62 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.41 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.66 0.8
126% 0.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC54
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 131 132 133 135 135 MB/s
Read 141
Write 81.5
Mixed 70.5
SusWrite 132
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC52
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 132 135 134 134 130 MB/s
Read 139
Write 114
Mixed 76.7
SusWrite 132
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.77 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC54
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 61 64 132 147 161 MB/s
Read 10.5
Write 43.2
Mixed 18
SusWrite 102
32% 43.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.3
60% 0.5 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $188 @ launch in Feb '13
EbayUS $7510 mins
AmazonUS $9022 mins
OutletPCUS $997 months
BHPhotoUS $1093 years
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Typical Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) Builds (Compare 47,354 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $121

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $982

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 Comments

One drive for every need...

Added 7 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

3 years ago.

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


Good

18 months ago.

Despite all of that age, this HDD still proves to be great even today thanks to lower price than the competitor (WD Blue 4TB (2015)) while offering nearly similar performance (many users shouldn't be caring for HDD speed while building their new computer though).


Above average

7 years ago.


Good

11 months ago.

As what IDN-User (actually mine before i registered here), this HDD is still a great purchase thanks to lower prices compared to other competing 4TB HDD (need some more confirmation though). Hardly ever cared about HDD speed unless at certain circumstances.


Above average

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.

Great data drive for all my movies and backups.


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