Average Bench: 88.7% (37th of 1015)

Based on 1,839 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 11.2% 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. Sustained Write Speed 155MB/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 71.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.69MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,839 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.9 Read 155 191
94.3 Write 153 189
48.6 Mixed 71.5 86.7
92.6 SusWrite 155 191
97.5% 133 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.69 0.8
1.3 4K Write 1.88 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%
2.5TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 172 160 173 166 167 MB/s
Read 187
Write 185
Mixed 82
SusWrite 167
113% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 148 172 166 165 177 MB/s
Read 179
Write 185
Mixed 68.5
SusWrite 164
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
116% 0.97 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 157 158 159 158 157 MB/s
Read 139
Write 142
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 157
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
333GB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 155 150 151 151 158 MB/s
Read 132
Write 134
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 153
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
163% 1.1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 134 139 141 142 141 MB/s
Read 143
Write 137
Mixed 59
SusWrite 139
87% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
94GB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 95 95 92 93 101 MB/s
Read 86.3
Write 90.5
Mixed 48.2
SusWrite 94.2
58% 79.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
163% 1.1 MB/s
837GB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 74 76 76 73 76 MB/s
Read 55.4
Write 91.3
Mixed 28.5
SusWrite 74.4
45% 62.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.6 MB/s
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Typical SkyHawk 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 27,318 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 113%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,550

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