Average Bench: 73.3% (122nd of 1015)

more Based on 10,298 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 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 1.84MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.95MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB is 52.1%. 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 42.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 112MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 10,298 samples)
Min Avg Max
53.1 Read 118 166
58 Write 112 165
22.6 Mixed 42.4 77.1
79.4 SusWrite 136 176
74.3% 102 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.09 1.3
4.08 4K Write 4.95 5.6
1.1 4K Mixed 1.84 2.3
341% 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: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 166 169 168 169 169 MB/s
Read 152
Write 114
Mixed 24.7
SusWrite 168
83% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 1.7
329% 2.67 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 148 148 148 146 148 MB/s
Read 137
Write 75.3
Mixed 24.7
SusWrite 147
69% 96 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 1.7
329% 2.63 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 131 133 133 126 132 MB/s
Read 92
Write 86.3
Mixed 27.5
SusWrite 130
61% 84 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 1.6
296% 2.33 MB/s
958GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 128 126 121 124 129 MB/s
Read 11
Write 82
Mixed 7.5
SusWrite 126
41% 56.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 2.6
448% 2.93 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,870,927 HDDs tested.


Approx. $169 @ launch in Aug '13
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Typical Desktop SSHD 4TB Builds (Compare 16,998 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 105%
Desktop 92%
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Workstation 90%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $174

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,376

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Performance, capacity, affordable...

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


3 years ago.

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


3 years ago.

i really like it


24 months ago.

Just storing, not loading OS.


3 years ago.

Incredibly noisy.

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