Average Bench: 77.1% (100th of 1015)

more Based on 1,766 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000VN000-1H4168, ST4000VN000-2AH1, ST4000VN000-2AH166, ST4000VN 000-1H4168, ST4000VN000-1H41, ST4000VN 000-2AH166, ST4000VN ST4000VN000-1H41

Good average bench

The Seagate NAS HDD 4TB averaged 22.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate NAS HDD 4TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 135MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate NAS HDD 4TB is 57.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate NAS HDD 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 68.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,766 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.8 Read 135 176
72.4 Write 132 169
39 Mixed 68.4 81.2
69.9 SusWrite 134 174
85.8% 117 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.6 0.7
1.1 4K Write 1.59 2
0.47 4K Mixed 0.7 0.9
132% 0.96 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: SC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 161 163 137 168 149 MB/s
Read 148
Write 144
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 155
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.1 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: SC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 133 137 140 140 137 MB/s
Read 89.5
Write 96.3
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 137
72% 97.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.93 MB/s
805GB free
Firmware: SC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 107 106 103 108 105 MB/s
Read 118
Write 121
Mixed 69
SusWrite 106
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,441,175 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $169 @ launch in Jun '13
OutletPCUS $1372 years
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Typical NAS HDD 4TB Builds (Compare 39,964 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $560

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