Average Bench: 76.3% (104th of 1015)

more Based on 30,514 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 23.6% 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 0.67MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 134MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) is 54%. 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 67.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.62MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,514 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.2 Read 134 178
56.9 Write 109 154
33.8 Mixed 67.9 81.5
70.8 SusWrite 132 175
81.2% 111 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.62 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.42 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.67 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: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 162 160 160 163 159 MB/s
Read 158
Write 138
Mixed 68
SusWrite 159
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
146% 1.17 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC52
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 146 149 148 149 150 MB/s
Read 152
Write 115
Mixed 79.4
SusWrite 146
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.83 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC54
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 136 138 137 139 136 MB/s
Read 151
Write 120
Mixed 81.3
SusWrite 136
90% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
402GB free
Firmware: CC52
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 106 124 101 123 106 MB/s
Read 109
Write 87.2
Mixed 35.8
SusWrite 112
62% 85.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.2
56% 0.43 MB/s
249GB free
Firmware: CC54
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 94 94 95 94 96 MB/s
Read 92
Write 68.2
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 92.9
57% 77.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,870,593 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $188 @ launch in Feb '13
AmazonUS $9512 mins
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Typical Desktop HDD 4TB (2013) Builds (Compare 30,728 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,047

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 Comments

One drive for every need...

Added 6 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

2 years ago.

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


Good

4 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

6 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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