Average Bench: 69.1% (133rd of 1015)

more Based on 147,441 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM004-2CV104, ST4000DM004-2U9104, ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM 004-2CV104, ST4000DM 004-2U9104

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) averaged 30.8% 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. Sustained Write Speed 144MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) is 50.2%. 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 66.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 147,441 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.8 Read 96.4 144
60.3 Write 118 153
47.7 Mixed 66.4 77.9
80.9 SusWrite 144 180
78% 106 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.5 2.13
0.5 4K Write 1.43 5.1
0 4K Mixed 0.2 0.8
111% 1.04 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: 157 179 178 180 183 185 MB/s
Read 148
Write 142
Mixed 72.3
SusWrite 177
98% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
191% 1.4 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 170 179 180 179 179 MB/s
Read 115
Write 125
Mixed 69.9
SusWrite 176
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
207% 1.43 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 149 152 153 159 157 MB/s
Read 132
Write 148
Mixed 68.1
SusWrite 154
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
63% 0.6 MB/s
771GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 151 153 155 153 151 MB/s
Read 114
Write 131
Mixed 130
SusWrite 152
98% 132 MB/s
4K Read 4.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
188% 1.6 MB/s
929GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 95 96 99 100 101 MB/s
Read 92.8
Write 137
Mixed 69.7
SusWrite 96.2
73% 98.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 0.5
224% 2.5 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 21 43 47 42 45 MB/s
Read 46.9
Write 72
Mixed 62.5
SusWrite 36.5
41% 54.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
26% 0.3 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 4TB (2017) Builds (Compare 96,856 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 101%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $120

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