Average Bench: 86.5% (38th of 1015)

more Based on 7,001 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000VX007-2DT166, ST4000VX 007-2DT166, ST4000VX007-2D0166, ST4000VX ST4000VX007-2DT1, ST4000VX007-2CV104, ST4000VX007-2DT1, Seagate ST4000VX007-2DT1

Very good average bench

The Seagate SkyHawk 4TB (2016) averaged just 13.4% 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 0.78MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 151MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate SkyHawk 4TB (2016) is 57.1%. 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 71.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.67MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,001 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.9 Read 150 190
88.9 Write 148 185
49.7 Mixed 71.9 87.5
88.8 SusWrite 151 191
95.3% 130 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.67 0.8
1.1 4K Write 1.85 2.2
0.6 4K Mixed 0.78 0.9
149% 1.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 148 156 163 152 155 MB/s
Read 170
Write 168
Mixed 84.9
SusWrite 155
106% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
639GB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 133 127 133 133 129 MB/s
Read 171
Write 170
Mixed 71.9
SusWrite 131
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 148 149 149 147 148 MB/s
Read 150
Write 153
Mixed 71.4
SusWrite 147
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
248GB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 150 153 155 157 156 MB/s
Read 135
Write 139
Mixed 63.2
SusWrite 154
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.1 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 129 131 130 132 134 MB/s
Read 131
Write 126
Mixed 65.6
SusWrite 129
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
288GB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 98 99 100 100 102 MB/s
Read 98.6
Write 91.6
Mixed 44.9
SusWrite 99.5
61% 83.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.93 MB/s
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Typical SkyHawk 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 97,965 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 102%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $1,152

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