Average Bench: 89.2% (32nd of 1015)

Based on 2,158 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 10.8% 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 157MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate SkyHawk 4TB (2016) is 54.8%. 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 71.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.69MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,158 samples)
Min Avg Max
92 Read 157 195
94.9 Write 154 191
48 Mixed 71.1 87.4
88.2 SusWrite 154 192
97.8% 134 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.69 0.8
1.1 4K Write 1.87 2.2
0.6 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%
3TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 189 188 189 189 188 MB/s
Read 178
Write 174
Mixed 75.8
SusWrite 187
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.23 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 174 172 182 182 181 MB/s
Read 169
Write 168
Mixed 76
SusWrite 173
107% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 173 168 174 174 174 MB/s
Read 166
Write 177
Mixed 84.9
SusWrite 172
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
831GB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 170 173 174 174 156 MB/s
Read 159
Write 175
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 170
104% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.13 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 125 145 119 128 125 MB/s
Read 137
Write 133
Mixed 68.3
SusWrite 128
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
178% 1.2 MB/s
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Typical SkyHawk 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 29,144 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
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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 - $232

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,590

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