Average Bench: 69.8% (132nd of 1015)

Based on 126,922 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM004-2CV104, ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM 004-2CV104

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) averaged 30.1% 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 1.46MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 145MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) is 51.8%. 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 66.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 126,922 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.6 Read 98.1 147
61.6 Write 119 152
50.9 Mixed 66.7 77.7
80.7 SusWrite 145 182
78.6% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.46 2.09
0.5 4K Write 1.37 5.1
0 4K Mixed 0.2 0.8
109% 1.01 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: 158 165 165 168 169 168 MB/s
Read 115
Write 142
Mixed 69
SusWrite 166
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
176% 1.33 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 169 172 172 175 176 MB/s
Read 101
Write 136
Mixed 69.9
SusWrite 171
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.7
249% 2.57 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 157 157 157 154 156 MB/s
Read 109
Write 116
Mixed 62.6
SusWrite 154
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
171% 1.33 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 148 161 163 160 154 MB/s
Read 82.9
Write 123
Mixed 74.5
SusWrite 156
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
88% 0.8 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 156 151 150 145 158 MB/s
Read 73.9
Write 116
Mixed 57
SusWrite 150
73% 99.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
47% 0.47 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 142 142 140 150 146 MB/s
Read 75.4
Write 119
Mixed 68.8
SusWrite 143
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
43% 0.43 MB/s
897GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 98 108 107 111 110 MB/s
Read 57.2
Write 112
Mixed 65.4
SusWrite 104
62% 84.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.5
185% 2.17 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 4TB (2017) Builds (Compare 88,487 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,055

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