Average Bench: 76.9% (101st of 1015)

more Based on 54,868 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 23.0% 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 135MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) is 49.7%. 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 68.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 54,868 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.9 Read 135 173
55.3 Write 110 149
35.7 Mixed 68.7 81.7
75.5 SusWrite 133 172
81.9% 112 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.62 0.7
0.73 4K Write 1.4 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.66 0.8
125% 0.89 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: CC54
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 168 169 170 168 170 MB/s
Read 158
Write 129
Mixed 61.9
SusWrite 169
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC52
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 139 142 145 137 144 MB/s
Read 140
Write 120
Mixed 75.4
SusWrite 141
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
116% 0.8 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $188 @ launch in Feb '13
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Typical Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) Builds (Compare 57,384 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 108%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $193

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,254

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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

24 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

16 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

4 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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