Average Bench: 86.9% (42nd of 1015)

Based on 3,605 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000VX007-2DT166, ST4000VX 007-2DT166, ST4000VX ST4000VX007-2DT1, ST4000VX007-2DT1, Seagate ST4000VX007-2DT1

Very good average bench

The Seagate SkyHawk 4TB (2016) averaged just 13.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate SkyHawk 4TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.81MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 152MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate SkyHawk 4TB (2016) is 54.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate SkyHawk 4TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 70.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.68MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,605 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.2 Read 152 194
94.5 Write 151 188
48.8 Mixed 70.8 86.2
94.3 SusWrite 151 193
95.8% 131 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.68 0.8
1.2 4K Write 1.87 2.2
0.5 4K Mixed 0.81 0.9
153% 1.12 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 183 182 186 183 187 MB/s
Read 192
Write 186
Mixed 71.7
SusWrite 184
115% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.27 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 193 195 197 195 197 MB/s
Read 180
Write 182
Mixed 76.3
SusWrite 195
115% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 174 169 154 166 169 MB/s
Read 192
Write 171
Mixed 87.1
SusWrite 167
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 155 165 156 157 157 MB/s
Read 159
Write 160
Mixed 66
SusWrite 158
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.23 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 154 155 159 160 160 MB/s
Read 149
Write 140
Mixed 66.4
SusWrite 158
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
616GB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 160 157 162 162 163 MB/s
Read 130
Write 125
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 161
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.17 MB/s
580GB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 113 120 117 121 121 MB/s
Read 94.8
Write 106
Mixed 58.9
SusWrite 118
69% 94.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.97 MB/s
932GB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 72 75 77 80 80 MB/s
Read 114
Write 109
Mixed 65
SusWrite 78.3
67% 91.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
91% 0.63 MB/s
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Typical SkyHawk 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 6,003 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 102%
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Workstation
Workstation 106%
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Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7B17) - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $1,149

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