Average Bench: 67.3% (146th of 1015)

more Based on 179,101 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM004-2CV104, ST4000DM004-2CY168, 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.

Strengths

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.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 66.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.18MB/s
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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 Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 165 167 165 168 169 MB/s
Read 134
Write 152
Mixed 68.6
SusWrite 166
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.7
235% 2.43 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 172 173 178 177 171 MB/s
Read 112
Write 154
Mixed 75.9
SusWrite 173
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
191% 1.43 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 166 168 167 164 170 MB/s
Read 115
Write 107
Mixed 72.2
SusWrite 158
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
51% 0.5 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 133 133 130 132 144 MB/s
Read 126
Write 152
Mixed 108
SusWrite 134
96% 130 MB/s
4K Read 4.7
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
205% 1.73 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 159 167 160 164 160 MB/s
Read 93.4
Write 132
Mixed 65.8
SusWrite 162
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
63% 0.6 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 145 145 142 143 148 MB/s
Read 89.1
Write 142
Mixed 71.8
SusWrite 144
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
72% 0.67 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 137 142 140 142 137 MB/s
Read 80.6
Write 140
Mixed 60.3
SusWrite 138
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
80% 0.73 MB/s
400GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 88 91 90 94 92 MB/s
Read 97.7
Write 101
Mixed 58.8
SusWrite 91.3
64% 87.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
47% 0.47 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 4TB (2017) Builds (Compare 19,928 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 128%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 129%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,125

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