Average Bench: 68.7% (135th of 1015)

more Based on 159,512 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM004-2CV104, ST4000DM004-2CY168, ST4000DM004-Z60Y00, ST4000DM004-2U9104, ST4000DM 004-6E0Y08, ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM004-2U91, ST4000DM ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM 004-2CV104, ST4000DM 004-2U9104

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) averaged 31.3% 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 1.49MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 144MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) is 46%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.17MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 67.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 159,512 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.9 Read 95 148
70.9 Write 121 154
54 Mixed 67.5 78.2
78.9 SusWrite 144 179
78.4% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.49 2.2
0.5 4K Write 1.3 5.1
0 4K Mixed 0.17 0.8
105% 0.99 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 153 154 156 149 154 MB/s
Read 115
Write 104
Mixed 74.7
SusWrite 151
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
59% 0.57 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 138 149 141 141 150 MB/s
Read 111
Write 112
Mixed 111
SusWrite 144
89% 119 MB/s
4K Read 3.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
284% 2.07 MB/s
461GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 107 107 107 107 107 MB/s
Read 108
Write 144
Mixed 132
SusWrite 106
92% 122 MB/s
4K Read 6.7
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
288% 2.4 MB/s
52GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 34 75 110 109 145 MB/s
Read 55.9
Write 104
Mixed 55.2
SusWrite 89.4
56% 76.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.5
173% 1.87 MB/s
3TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 12 9.1 15 0.9 13 MB/s
Read 10
Write 45.6
Mixed 4.8
SusWrite 10.7
13% 17.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0.2
26% 0.1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,761,278 HDDs tested.

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Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

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