Average Bench: 67.3% (144th of 1015)

more Based on 179,101 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM004-2CV104, ST4000DM004-2CY168, ST4000DM004-Z60Y00, ST4000DM004-2U9104, ST4000DM 004-6E0Y08, ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM004-2U91, ST4000DM ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM 004-2CV104, ST4000DM 004-2U9104

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) averaged 32.7% 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 1.47MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 141MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) is 49.4%. 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 66.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.18MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 179,101 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.1 Read 92.8 146
74.7 Write 121 153
49.1 Mixed 66.8 78.1
77.9 SusWrite 141 179
77.4% 106 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.52 4K Read 1.47 2.18
0.5 4K Write 1.33 5.1
0 4K Mixed 0.18 0.8
107% 1 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: 176 179 178 180 180 185 MB/s
Read 85.7
Write 118
Mixed 72
SusWrite 180
83% 114 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
68% 0.63 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 120 129 126 127 127 MB/s
Read 61.3
Write 108
Mixed 58.9
SusWrite 126
65% 88.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
55% 0.53 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 46,613,277 HDDs tested.

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Typical Barracuda 4TB (2017) Builds (Compare 17,220 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 131%
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Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 133%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $203

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,123

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