Average Bench: 73.3% (117th of 1015)

more Based on 10,986 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 26.7% 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 1.88MB/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 49.6%. 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 43.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 114MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 10,986 samples)
Min Avg Max
49 Read 117 166
54.9 Write 114 168
23.2 Mixed 43.1 68.2
82.5 SusWrite 137 174
74.7% 103 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.11 1.4
3.7 4K Write 4.89 5.4
1.05 4K Mixed 1.88 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%
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 172 168 172 172 173 MB/s
Read 143
Write 87
Mixed 24.7
SusWrite 170
77% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 1.8
338% 2.67 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 127 126 126 126 126 MB/s
Read 172
Write 133
Mixed 77.9
SusWrite 125
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 5.6
4K Mixed 1.4
284% 2.53 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 135 133 135 135 135 MB/s
Read 96.5
Write 61.2
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 134
57% 79.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.7
323% 2.57 MB/s
615GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 109 109 109 110 108 MB/s
Read 95.5
Write 86.5
Mixed 25.5
SusWrite 109
57% 79.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 1.7
329% 2.67 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,066,173 HDDs tested.


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Typical Desktop SSHD 4TB Builds (Compare 19,304 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 108%
Desktop 94%
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Workstation 93%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $168

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,353

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Performance, capacity, affordable...

Added 5 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


3 years ago.

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


3 years ago.

i really like it


2 years ago.

Just storing, not loading OS.


3 years ago.

Incredibly noisy.

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