Average Bench: 85.8% (48th of 1015)

more Based on 1,876 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000NM0033-9ZM170, ST4000NM ST4000NM0033, ST4000NM 0033-9ZM170, ST4000NM ST4000NM0033-9ZM, ST4000NM 0033, ST4000NM0033-9ZM

Very good average bench

The Seagate ST4000NM0033-9ZM170 4TB averaged just 14.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate ST4000NM0033-9ZM170 4TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.02MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.36MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST4000NM0033-9ZM170 4TB is 48%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST4000NM0033-9ZM170 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 83.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 145MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,876 samples)
Min Avg Max
96.3 Read 153 186
76.2 Write 145 180
55.2 Mixed 83.9 99.5
73.9 SusWrite 146 183
96.7% 132 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.1 4K Read 1.36 1.8
1.54 4K Write 2.29 3.2
0.8 4K Mixed 1.02 1.2
212% 1.55 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 178 180 179 178 179 MB/s
Read 191
Write 183
Mixed 90.1
SusWrite 178
117% 161 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.2
257% 2 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: SN06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 184 184 184 182 183 MB/s
Read 182
Write 176
Mixed 82.8
SusWrite 183
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.2
239% 1.63 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SN04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 138 139 137 138 139 MB/s
Read 176
Write 174
Mixed 89.5
SusWrite 138
106% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
217% 1.53 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SND3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 151 154 152 152 153 MB/s
Read 159
Write 145
Mixed 82.2
SusWrite 152
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.1
220% 1.5 MB/s
483GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 108 110 111 109 111 MB/s
Read 176
Write 168
Mixed 93.5
SusWrite 110
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
234% 1.8 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SN04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 128 122 99 123 95 MB/s
Read 162
Write 174
Mixed 92.5
SusWrite 116
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
209% 1.43 MB/s
680GB free
Firmware: GA04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 110 111 115 114 115 MB/s
Read 109
Write 106
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 112
72% 98.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
189% 1.37 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,567,984 HDDs tested.

Typical ST4000NM0033-9ZM170 4TB Builds (Compare 459 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

System: HP Z840 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 22% - Poor Total price: $249

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