Average Bench: 68.8% (132nd of 1010)

Based on 9,770 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM004-2CV104, ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM 004-2CV104

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) averaged 31.1% 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 1.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.36MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) is 51.9%. 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 65.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 94.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,770 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.1 Read 94.2 149
62.3 Write 124 154
36.5 Mixed 65.8 78.5
77.5 SusWrite 145 182
78.5% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.5 4.25
0.5 4K Write 3.36 5.3
0 4K Mixed 0.46 0.9
176% 1.77 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: 164 175 181 181 180 179 MB/s
Read 91.7
Write 143
Mixed 70.2
SusWrite 177
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 0.7
224% 2.33 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 167 166 164 165 156 MB/s
Read 83.2
Write 136
Mixed 65.5
SusWrite 164
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 0.7
224% 2.33 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 172 183 177 172 176 MB/s
Read 72.5
Write 126
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 172
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 5.5
4K Mixed 0.6
185% 2.17 MB/s
389GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 41 44 90 121 91 MB/s
Read 72.5
Write 128
Mixed 40.8
SusWrite 72.8
57% 78.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 0.3
159% 2.03 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 4TB (2017) Builds (Compare 17,163 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 127%
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Desktop
Desktop 123%
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Workstation
Workstation 113%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,648

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