Average Bench: 88.9% (35th of 1015)

more Based on 4,977 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 11.0% 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. Sustained Write Speed 156MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate SkyHawk 4TB (2016) is 50.3%. 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 0.69MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,977 samples)
Min Avg Max
97.8 Read 155 192
97.5 Write 153 186
48.5 Mixed 71.9 88.4
94.6 SusWrite 156 191
97.6% 134 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.69 0.8
1.2 4K Write 1.87 2.2
0.5 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%
3.5TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 196 196 199 196 198 MB/s
Read 194
Write 190
Mixed 92.4
SusWrite 196
123% 168 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
790GB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 186 188 186 185 186 MB/s
Read 198
Write 194
Mixed 82.3
SusWrite 187
120% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 189 189 189 188 190 MB/s
Read 171
Write 185
Mixed 88.2
SusWrite 189
116% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 184 186 171 185 187 MB/s
Read 169
Write 174
Mixed 77.4
SusWrite 183
110% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.17 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 135 135 138 138 138 MB/s
Read 179
Write 172
Mixed 74.5
SusWrite 137
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
654GB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 96 96 93 98 97 MB/s
Read 102
Write 109
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 96.5
66% 90.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
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Typical SkyHawk 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 60,120 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 108%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $186

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,237

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Excellent

11 months ago.

+200MB/s on a 23JUL 2019 one


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