Average Bench: 72.5% (117th of 1015)

more Based on 19,674 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DX001-1CE168, ST4000DX001-2AG166, ST4000DX ST4000DX001-1CE1, ST4000DX 001-1NS164, ST4000DX 001-1CE168, ST4000DX001-1CE1, ST4000DX 001-1Z4102, 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.87MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.89MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB is 49.4%. 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 43.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 107MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 19,674 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.4 Read 115 161
57.3 Write 107 165
23.2 Mixed 43.6 72.7
78.2 SusWrite 137 173
73.1% 100 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.11 1.4
2.22 4K Write 4.89 5.48
0.8 4K Mixed 1.87 2.4
345% 2.63 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 174 172 174 175 174 MB/s
Read 142
Write 135
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 174
92% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 2.2
388% 2.77 MB/s
2.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 151 109 132 157 153 MB/s
Read 143
Write 152
Mixed 61.1
SusWrite 133
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 2.3
402% 2.87 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 174 174 174 174 174 MB/s
Read 84.2
Write 39.5
Mixed 53.2
SusWrite 173
64% 87.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.9
350% 2.67 MB/s
617GB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 108 107 108 108 108 MB/s
Read 104
Write 80.4
Mixed 55.9
SusWrite 108
64% 87.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 2.2
388% 2.77 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $169 @ launch in Aug '13
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Typical Desktop SSHD 4TB Builds (Compare 3,111 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 111%
Desktop 95%
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Workstation 102%

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 - $221

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $895

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Added 8 years ago.


5 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


6 years ago.

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


7 years ago.

Incredibly noisy.


7 years ago.

i really like it


5 years ago.

Just storing, not loading OS.

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