Average Bench: 77.6% (95th of 1015)

more Based on 2,006 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 22.3% 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 136MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate NAS HDD 4TB is 50.3%. 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 68.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,006 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.1 Read 136 174
81.6 Write 134 166
47.3 Mixed 68.7 81
81.3 SusWrite 135 173
86.5% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.6 0.7
1.27 4K Write 1.59 1.93
0.5 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: SC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 166 164 173 174 174 MB/s
Read 151
Write 169
Mixed 72
SusWrite 168
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: SC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 161 163 165 165 164 MB/s
Read 149
Write 138
Mixed 70
SusWrite 163
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
699GB free
Firmware: SC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 111 111 113 114 114 MB/s
Read 115
Write 106
Mixed 64.7
SusWrite 112
73% 99.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
677GB free
Firmware: SC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 75 74 76 78 77 MB/s
Read 82.6
Write 84.4
Mixed 51
SusWrite 76.1
54% 73.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,346,176 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $169 @ launch in Jun '13
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Typical NAS HDD 4TB Builds (Compare 19,658 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $985

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