Average Bench: 68.7% (131st of 1010)

Based on 14,627 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM004-2CV104, ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM 004-2CV104

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 1.39MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.05MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) is 52.5%. 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 64.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 95.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,627 samples)
Min Avg Max
44 Read 95.7 144
57.9 Write 121 156
34.4 Mixed 64.5 76
64 SusWrite 143 182
77.6% 106 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.39 2.51
0.5 4K Write 3.05 5.3
0 4K Mixed 0.42 0.9
161% 1.62 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: 152 182 179 152 183 183 MB/s
Read 88.2
Write 139
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 172
83% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
143% 1.03 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 157 162 162 165 169 MB/s
Read 93.2
Write 116
Mixed 59
SusWrite 162
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 0.5
172% 2.1 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 146 147 155 157 141 MB/s
Read 93.2
Write 66.8
Mixed 72.2
SusWrite 148
70% 95.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.7
4K Mixed 0.6
218% 2.47 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 156 159 158 159 157 MB/s
Read 31.4
Write 67.4
Mixed 86.7
SusWrite 156
64% 85.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 0.7
204% 2.17 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 4TB (2017) Builds (Compare 19,966 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 126%
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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 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,608

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