Average Bench: 76.9% (94th of 1015)

more Based on 67,711 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, ST4000DM000-1F2, 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 23.1% 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. Sustained Write Speed 135MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) is 49.9%. 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 70.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.62MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 67,711 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.2 Read 133 170
59 Write 112 154
52.3 Mixed 70.8 83
78 SusWrite 135 173
82.6% 113 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.62 0.7
0.9 4K Write 1.45 1.9
0.5 4K Mixed 0.66 0.8
126% 0.91 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
857GB free
Firmware: CC54
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 154 155 155 155 157 MB/s
Read 160
Write 134
Mixed 73.6
SusWrite 153
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC52
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 146 147 148 148 148 MB/s
Read 140
Write 110
Mixed 81.2
SusWrite 147
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
125% 0.83 MB/s
10GB free
Firmware: CC54
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 77 77 77 77 78 MB/s
Read 150
Write 120
Mixed 77.1
SusWrite 74.9
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.07 MB/s
10GB free
Firmware: CC54
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 78 77 76 80 74 MB/s
Read 147
Write 114
Mixed 75.4
SusWrite 77.2
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.07 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $188 @ launch in Feb '13
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AmazonUS $853 years
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Typical Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) Builds (Compare 26,075 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $185

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 Comments

One drive for every need...

Added 10 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

7 years ago.

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


Good

5 years 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

10 years ago.


Good

4 years 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

7 years ago.

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


Excellent

8 years ago.

Great data drive for all my movies and backups.


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