Average Bench: 67.3% (144th of 1015)

more Based on 179,101 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM004-2CV104, ST4000DM004-2CY168, ST4000DM004-20V104, ST4000DM004-2ZD1, ST4000DM004-Z60Y00, ST4000DM004-2U9104, ST4000DM 004-6E0Y08, ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM004-2U91, ST4000DM004-2ZD104, ST4000DM ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM 004-2CV104, ST4000DM 004-2U9104

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) averaged 32.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.47MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 141MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) is 49.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 66.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.18MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 179,101 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.1 Read 92.8 146
74.7 Write 121 153
49.1 Mixed 66.8 78.1
77.9 SusWrite 141 179
77.4% 106 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.52 4K Read 1.47 2.18
0.5 4K Write 1.33 5.1
0 4K Mixed 0.18 0.8
107% 1 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 168 167 167 169 167 MB/s
Read 142
Write 150
Mixed 72
SusWrite 167
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.7
150% 0.9 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 163 169 165 167 161 MB/s
Read 130
Write 148
Mixed 67.3
SusWrite 164
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
72% 0.67 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 165 163 171 169 166 MB/s
Read 52.9
Write 78.6
Mixed 63.6
SusWrite 164
66% 89.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
38% 0.4 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 59 59 59 60 57 MB/s
Read 125
Write 112
Mixed 77.6
SusWrite 58.4
69% 93.2 MB/s
4K Read 2.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
101% 0.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,306,442 HDDs tested


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Intel Core i5-13600K $279Nvidia RTX 4060 $300Crucial MX500 250GB $40
Intel Core i5-12400F $134Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $385Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $80
Intel Core i5-12600K $184Nvidia RTX 4070 $409Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $40SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $43SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
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