Average Bench: 85.7% (48th of 1015)

more Based on 2,203 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 14.2% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.99MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.37MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST4000NM0033-9ZM170 4TB is 50.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST4000NM0033-9ZM170 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 83.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 146MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,203 samples)
Min Avg Max
93.4 Read 153 185
84.1 Write 146 181
56.5 Mixed 83.2 97.9
83.6 SusWrite 146 182
96.7% 132 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1 4K Read 1.37 1.8
1.7 4K Write 2.29 3.1
0.8 4K Mixed 0.99 1.2
210% 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: GA0A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 178 185 178 183 182 MB/s
Read 188
Write 180
Mixed 78.8
SusWrite 181
115% 157 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1.1
256% 2.03 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: SN04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 166 167 165 167 168 MB/s
Read 179
Write 167
Mixed 95.1
SusWrite 167
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1
224% 1.83 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: EN07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 147 150 153 150 149 MB/s
Read 146
Write 143
Mixed 81.7
SusWrite 149
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
185% 1.33 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SN04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 130 129 131 131 131 MB/s
Read 130
Write 128
Mixed 83.3
SusWrite 130
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
196% 1.37 MB/s
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Typical ST4000NM0033-9ZM170 4TB Builds (Compare 1,350 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop 80%
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

System: HP Z840 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $85

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