Average Bench: 70.4% (129th of 1015)

Based on 103,225 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM004-2CV104, ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM 004-2CV104

Good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) averaged 29.5% 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 1.52MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 146MB/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 67.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 99.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 103,225 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.7 Read 99.6 146
74.2 Write 123 154
45.6 Mixed 67.1 78.1
79.9 SusWrite 146 181
79.7% 109 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.52 2.26
0.5 4K Write 1.55 5.1
0 4K Mixed 0.23 0.8
117% 1.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 188 190 190 188 189 MB/s
Read 167
Write 150
Mixed 70
SusWrite 187
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
68% 0.63 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 177 169 170 181 182 MB/s
Read 150
Write 150
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 175
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
76% 0.7 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 163 166 169 170 172 MB/s
Read 135
Write 152
Mixed 71.7
SusWrite 166
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.7
200% 2.07 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 149 143 147 148 150 MB/s
Read 94.7
Write 112
Mixed 64.2
SusWrite 147
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
59% 0.57 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 134 141 146 146 141 MB/s
Read 83.4
Write 127
Mixed 60
SusWrite 139
75% 103 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.1
74% 0.63 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 37,656,799 HDDs tested.

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Typical Barracuda 4TB (2017) Builds (Compare 79,335 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,065

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