Average Bench: 46.1% (387th of 1015)

Based on 577 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate BUP SL

Below average average bench

The Seagate BUP SL 4TB averaged 53.8% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.03MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.52MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate BUP SL 4TB is 53.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate BUP SL 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 60.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 77.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 577 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.5 Read 77.2 120
22.8 Write 80.8 126
24 Mixed 60.8 89.4
13.6 SusWrite 85.8 133
56.2% 76.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 1.06 2.1
0.37 4K Write 4.03 6.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.52 0.8
176% 1.87 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 0304
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 119 125 125 125 124 MB/s
Read 102
Write 99.3
Mixed 75
SusWrite 123
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.7
274% 2.77 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0304
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 104 101 101 101 102 MB/s
Read 77.3
Write 97.8
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 102
62% 84.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.5
170% 1.77 MB/s
958GB free
Firmware: 0304
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 94 92 93 93 94 MB/s
Read 67.7
Write 83
Mixed 74
SusWrite 92
59% 79.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.6
170% 1.77 MB/s
29GB free
Firmware: 0304
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.9 9 8.9 9 9.1 9.1 MB/s
Read 63.8
Write 9.5
Mixed 18
SusWrite 9
18% 25.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
34% 0.23 MB/s
773GB free
Firmware: 0304
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 38 38 37 39 39 MB/s
Read 30.9
Write 34.9
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 38.1
25% 34.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 0.5
171% 1.87 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0304
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 29 29 29 30 28 MB/s
Read 27.2
Write 28
Mixed 26.7
SusWrite 28.7
20% 27.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.6
160% 1.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,165,299 HDDs tested.

Typical BUP SL 4TB Builds (Compare 13,065 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

System: Dell XPS 15 9560 - $1,270

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Total price: $1,270

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