Average Bench: 72.6% (116th of 1015)

more Based on 17,392 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DX001-1CE168, ST4000DX001-2AG166, ST4000DX ST4000DX001-1CE1, ST4000DX 001-1NS164, ST4000DX 001-1CE168, ST4000DX001-1CE1, ST4000DX001-1NS164, ST4000DX001-1F4168

Good average bench

The Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB averaged 27.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.87MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.83MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB is 57.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 41.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 112MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,392 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.4 Read 117 168
53.5 Write 112 161
23.2 Mixed 41.8 64.8
69 SusWrite 135 174
73.8% 102 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.12 1.4
1.5 4K Write 4.83 5.4
0.6 4K Mixed 1.87 2.4
344% 2.61 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 175 174 176 174 175 MB/s
Read 138
Write 123
Mixed 24.9
SusWrite 174
83% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 1.7
331% 2.67 MB/s
289GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 164 164 164 164 165 MB/s
Read 156
Write 92.1
Mixed 25.1
SusWrite 154
77% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.7
323% 2.57 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 173 174 177 176 178 MB/s
Read 130
Write 59.6
Mixed 65.6
SusWrite 172
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.17 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 105 106 105 104 105 MB/s
Read 121
Write 55.2
Mixed 56.4
SusWrite 105
62% 84.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 2.1
373% 2.67 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 37,656,799 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $169 @ launch in Aug '13
AmazonUS $1609 months
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Typical Desktop SSHD 4TB Builds (Compare 18,256 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,029

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 Comments

Performance, capacity, affordable...

Added 6 years ago.

Good

3 years ago.

I own one, complete rubbish crashes fails.... its going in the bin when i manage to recover my data. This has completely put me off buy any further seagate products


Poor

4 years ago.

after 1,5 year 1 of my 2 these disks have bad sectors


Good

5 years ago.

i really like it


Good

3 years ago.

Just storing, not loading OS.


Poor

5 years ago.

Incredibly noisy.


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