Average Bench: 77.7% (89th of 1010)

more Based on 25,774 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 22.2% 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 0.67MB/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 50%. 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 68.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.39MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,774 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.3 Read 137 177
56.9 Write 111 155
32.1 Mixed 68.3 81.3
75.1 SusWrite 134 177
82.5% 113 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.63 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.39 1.9
0.4 4K Mixed 0.67 0.8
127% 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: 142 145 146 143 145 146 MB/s
Read 134
Write 90
Mixed 73
SusWrite 144
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
123% 0.97 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,714,779 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $188 @ launch in Feb '13
EbayUS $743 mins
OutletPCUS $9023 hrs
AmazonUS $9029 mins
BHPhotoUS $10918 months
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Typical Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) Builds (Compare 17,025 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $990

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 Comments

One drive for every need...

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23 months ago.

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


Above average

5 years ago.


Above average

2 years 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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