Average Bench: 71.3% (126th of 1015)

more Based on 13,606 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 28.7% 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 1.86MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.87MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB is 51.9%. 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 40.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 111MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 13,606 samples)
Min Avg Max
51.2 Read 112 165
53 Write 111 162
23.2 Mixed 40.7 67
82.3 SusWrite 135 173
72.5% 99.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.12 1.33
2.14 4K Write 4.87 5.4
0.7 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%
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 168 169 169 168 170 MB/s
Read 135
Write 144
Mixed 25.3
SusWrite 169
85% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 1.8
342% 2.7 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 158 158 158 157 157 MB/s
Read 136
Write 123
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 158
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 1.8
320% 2.27 MB/s
694GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 152 152 153 153 151 MB/s
Read 97.6
Write 95.1
Mixed 24.6
SusWrite 152
67% 92.4 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 1.7
331% 2.7 MB/s
739GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 112 112 106 112 112 MB/s
Read 122
Write 90.3
Mixed 22.5
SusWrite 110
62% 86.3 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 1.7
316% 2.43 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 84 85 83 83 86 MB/s
Read 137
Write 136
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 84.9
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 2.3
398% 2.83 MB/s
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Approx. $169 @ launch in Aug '13
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Desktop 88%
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Workstation 90%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $996

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Added 5 years ago.


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


4 years ago.

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


4 years ago.

i really like it


3 years ago.

Just storing, not loading OS.


4 years ago.

Incredibly noisy.

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