Average Bench: 87.8% (38th of 1015)

Based on 2,640 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 12.2% 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 154MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate SkyHawk 4TB (2016) is 48.6%. 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 71.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.69MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,640 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.8 Read 154 192
96.3 Write 153 188
50.4 Mixed 71.7 86.3
94.8 SusWrite 152 189
96.8% 133 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.69 0.8
1.3 4K Write 1.87 2.2
0.6 4K Mixed 0.82 0.9
154% 1.13 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: 177 179 176 179 177 180 MB/s
Read 166
Write 170
Mixed 72.7
SusWrite 178
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 166 171 174 173 166 MB/s
Read 173
Write 162
Mixed 71
SusWrite 170
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 132 138 137 137 135 MB/s
Read 186
Write 165
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 136
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
173% 1.2 MB/s
7.5TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 126 125 126 126 127 MB/s
Read 127
Write 112
Mixed 73
SusWrite 126
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.13 MB/s
565GB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 110 106 112 111 111 MB/s
Read 136
Write 137
Mixed 66
SusWrite 110
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.17 MB/s
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Typical SkyHawk 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 33,072 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 114%
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Workstation
Workstation 98%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,588

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