Average Bench: 89.6% (31st of 1015)

Based on 1,502 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 10.4% 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 0.82MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 157MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate SkyHawk 4TB (2016) is 50.8%. 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 0.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,502 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.9 Read 157 191
102 Write 153 185
51.7 Mixed 71.9 87
93 SusWrite 155 189
98.1% 134 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.7 0.8
1.4 4K Write 1.9 2.2
0.7 4K Mixed 0.82 0.9
155% 1.14 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 163 164 162 158 165 MB/s
Read 186
Write 165
Mixed 78.7
SusWrite 162
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.23 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 166 180 173 163 175 MB/s
Read 176
Write 168
Mixed 69
SusWrite 172
106% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 162 164 162 160 157 MB/s
Read 176
Write 161
Mixed 75.7
SusWrite 161
105% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.3 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 122 112 127 127 122 MB/s
Read 115
Write 133
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 122
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.87 MB/s
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Typical SkyHawk 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 24,387 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 123%
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Desktop
Desktop 114%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $499

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $1,802

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