Average Bench: 70.2% (131st of 1015)

Based on 20,726 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM004-2CV104, ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM 004-2CV104

Good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) averaged 29.8% 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 1.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.71MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) is 52.9%. 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 64.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 98.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,726 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.4 Read 98.6 154
74.7 Write 125 155
40.2 Mixed 64.9 76
77.5 SusWrite 145 184
79.3% 108 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.5 5.36
0.5 4K Write 2.71 5.3
0 4K Mixed 0.4 0.9
157% 1.54 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 187 188 189 191 193 MB/s
Read 189
Write 154
Mixed 78.2
SusWrite 188
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 6.1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
386% 2.9 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 186 188 183 187 193 MB/s
Read 183
Write 153
Mixed 66.6
SusWrite 186
107% 147 MB/s
4K Read 5.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1.1
395% 2.87 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 188 188 186 186 187 MB/s
Read 176
Write 148
Mixed 70.1
SusWrite 187
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 7.9
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
472% 3.53 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 132 148 149 140 142 MB/s
Read 145
Write 102
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 141
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.6
184% 2.1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 76 92 101 91 72 MB/s
Read 116
Write 110
Mixed 67.3
SusWrite 86.3
70% 94.8 MB/s
4K Read 7.2
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
393% 3.07 MB/s
436GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 119 125 121 121 121 MB/s
Read 68
Write 121
Mixed 64.2
SusWrite 120
68% 93.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.5
195% 2.27 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 4TB (2017) Builds (Compare 23,595 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 127%
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Desktop
Desktop 124%
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Workstation
Workstation 113%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $1,518

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