Average Bench: 78.2% (89th of 1015)

more Based on 2,254 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 21.7% 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 137MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate NAS HDD 4TB is 47.8%. 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 68.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,254 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.3 Read 137 173
81.4 Write 135 169
47.4 Mixed 68.8 81.2
81.3 SusWrite 136 174
87.1% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.6 0.7
1.2 4K Write 1.6 2
0.5 4K Mixed 0.7 0.8
132% 0.96 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
260GB free
Firmware: SC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 170 174 173 173 171 MB/s
Read 174
Write 169
Mixed 84
SusWrite 171
109% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: SC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 154 155 154 158 159 MB/s
Read 159
Write 154
Mixed 62
SusWrite 156
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
811GB free
Firmware: SC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 125 128 126 126 128 MB/s
Read 122
Write 123
Mixed 72
SusWrite 127
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
22GB free
Firmware: SC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 78 79 77 78 79 MB/s
Read 76.5
Write 80.5
Mixed 60
SusWrite 78.3
54% 73.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.9 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 86 85 118 87 86 MB/s
Read 16.5
Write 69.7
Mixed 35.8
SusWrite 91.2
39% 53.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
94% 0.73 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $169 @ launch in Jun '13
OutletPCUS $1372 years
AmazonUS $2051 min
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Typical NAS HDD 4TB Builds (Compare 21,188 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,008

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