Average Bench: 72% (125th of 1015)

more Based on 10,765 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DX001-1CE168, ST4000DX ST4000DX001-1CE1, ST4000DX 001-1NS164, ST4000DX 001-1CE168, ST4000DX001-1CE1, ST4000DX001-1NS164

Good average bench

The Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB averaged 27.9% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.86MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.88MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB is 51.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 41.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 111MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 10,765 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.2 Read 114 166
59.6 Write 111 163
22.9 Mixed 41.6 68.4
79.2 SusWrite 136 175
73.1% 101 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.11 1.4
3.6 4K Write 4.88 5.47
1.1 4K Mixed 1.86 2.4
343% 2.62 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
207GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 161 161 160 160 162 MB/s
Read 163
Write 107
Mixed 80.3
SusWrite 161
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 6
4K Mixed 1.4
292% 2.67 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 138 144 145 144 146 MB/s
Read 139
Write 145
Mixed 63.6
SusWrite 141
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 2.2
389% 2.83 MB/s
845GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 156 158 160 156 160 MB/s
Read 104
Write 161
Mixed 23.3
SusWrite 158
80% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 1.6
308% 2.47 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 110 111 112 110 111 MB/s
Read 116
Write 78
Mixed 72.3
SusWrite 111
70% 94.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 5.7
4K Mixed 1.4
286% 2.57 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,415,635 HDDs tested.


Approx. $169 @ launch in Aug '13
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Typical Desktop SSHD 4TB Builds (Compare 15,640 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 124%
Desktop 110%
Workstation 117%

Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $187

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 110% - Outstanding Total price: $1,340

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Added 4 years ago.


2 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


2 years ago.

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


3 years ago.

i really like it


22 months ago.

Just storing, not loading OS.


3 years ago.

Incredibly noisy.

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