Average Bench: 69.6% (132nd of 1015)

Based on 33,773 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM004-2CV104, ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM 004-2CV104

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) averaged 30.3% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.41MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) is 46.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 66MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 97.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 33,773 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.7 Read 97.8 144
74.6 Write 123 154
51.8 Mixed 66 75.8
82.2 SusWrite 144 179
79% 108 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.41 2
0.5 4K Write 2.6 5.22
0 4K Mixed 0.34 0.8
145% 1.45 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 171 180 172 169 178 MB/s
Read 134
Write 150
Mixed 68.2
SusWrite 174
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
76% 0.7 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 159 160 167 157 166 MB/s
Read 142
Write 150
Mixed 70
SusWrite 160
95% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
55% 0.53 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 158 163 165 163 166 MB/s
Read 114
Write 118
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 161
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
59% 0.57 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 173 175 174 172 172 MB/s
Read 99.9
Write 136
Mixed 67.6
SusWrite 171
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
80% 0.73 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 149 151 160 161 157 MB/s
Read 93.3
Write 123
Mixed 69
SusWrite 154
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.6
209% 2.3 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 145 154 152 149 155 MB/s
Read 84
Write 118
Mixed 75.2
SusWrite 151
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
84% 0.77 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 4TB (2017) Builds (Compare 27,575 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 113%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
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