Average Bench: 69.8% (134th of 1015)

Based on 84,877 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM004-2CV104, ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM 004-2CV104

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) averaged 30.2% 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 1.48MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 144MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) is 47.4%. 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 66.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 99.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 84,877 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.9 Read 99.3 146
57.1 Write 121 154
41.4 Mixed 66.9 78.2
83.4 SusWrite 144 180
78.9% 108 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.48 2.54
0.5 4K Write 1.54 5.2
0 4K Mixed 0.22 0.83
114% 1.08 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: 174 172 169 169 175 185 MB/s
Read 110
Write 134
Mixed 62.8
SusWrite 174
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
72% 0.67 MB/s
934GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 122 131 131 128 130 MB/s
Read 96
Write 127
Mixed 92
SusWrite 127
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
38% 0.4 MB/s
727GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 113 115 116 116 116 MB/s
Read 60
Write 94.3
Mixed 52.5
SusWrite 114
59% 80.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
55% 0.53 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,993,211 HDDs tested.

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Desktop 88%
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Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $984

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Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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