Average Bench: 69.9% (134th of 1015)

Based on 18,983 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM004-2CV104, ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM 004-2CV104

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) averaged 30.1% 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 1.39MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.92MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) is 49.1%. 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 65.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 96.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,983 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.3 Read 96.8 144
80 Write 126 155
48.2 Mixed 65.6 76
81.4 SusWrite 146 182
79.5% 109 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.39 2.2
0.5 4K Write 2.92 5.4
0 4K Mixed 0.39 0.8
155% 1.57 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 80 122 148 163 153 MB/s
Read 159
Write 153
Mixed 71.7
SusWrite 125
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 6.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1
420% 3.07 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 162 159 166 165 167 MB/s
Read 109
Write 124
Mixed 68
SusWrite 162
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.6
214% 2.27 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 173 164 175 176 177 MB/s
Read 86.2
Write 125
Mixed 56.9
SusWrite 166
79% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.7
220% 2.33 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 153 149 160 134 131 MB/s
Read 96
Write 106
Mixed 66
SusWrite 145
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 0.6
218% 2.33 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 139 148 149 148 144 MB/s
Read 84
Write 90.3
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 145
70% 95 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.5
187% 2.07 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 4TB (2017) Builds (Compare 21,955 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 127%
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Desktop
Desktop 123%
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Workstation
Workstation 112%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $171

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,574

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