Average Bench: 67.9% (147th of 1015)

Based on 23,261 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM004-2CV104, ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM 004-2CV104

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) averaged 32.1% 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 1.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.66MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) is 56.3%. 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 64.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 94.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,261 samples)
Min Avg Max
44.3 Read 94.7 147
56.5 Write 119 154
39 Mixed 64.6 76.5
59.2 SusWrite 141 182
76.8% 105 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.4 2.39
0.5 4K Write 2.66 5.4
0 4K Mixed 0.37 0.9
149% 1.48 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: 165 175 180 173 178 180 MB/s
Read 110
Write 142
Mixed 70.2
SusWrite 175
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
63% 0.6 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 165 172 176 182 170 MB/s
Read 101
Write 160
Mixed 66
SusWrite 172
91% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.7
230% 2.4 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 151 154 152 132 160 MB/s
Read 100
Write 124
Mixed 72
SusWrite 149
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
55% 0.53 MB/s
253GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 131 132 131 133 137 MB/s
Read 93.3
Write 102
Mixed 68
SusWrite 131
72% 98.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
76% 0.7 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 4TB (2017) Builds (Compare 25,136 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 124%
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Desktop
Desktop 116%
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Workstation
Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,595

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Intel Core i5-9400F $143AMD RX 580 $172Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $86
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $198Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $103
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $695SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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