Average Bench: 69.1% (134th of 1015)

Based on 43,090 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000DM004-2CV104, ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM ST4000DM004-2CV1, ST4000DM 004-2CV104

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) averaged 30.9% 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 1.44MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.3MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017) is 54.1%. 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 65.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 96.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 43,090 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.4 Read 96.6 144
73.4 Write 122 154
36.2 Mixed 65.4 76.3
76.4 SusWrite 144 181
78.3% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.44 2.13
0.5 4K Write 2.3 5.3
0 4K Mixed 0.29 0.8
135% 1.34 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: 169 179 172 183 183 183 MB/s
Read 143
Write 150
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 178
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.1
70% 0.6 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 145 130 139 144 140 MB/s
Read 130
Write 152
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 138
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
72% 0.67 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 166 167 166 164 167 MB/s
Read 92.8
Write 136
Mixed 67.7
SusWrite 164
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
80% 0.73 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 152 152 162 167 165 MB/s
Read 92.8
Write 142
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 158
83% 114 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
80% 0.73 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 4TB (2017) Builds (Compare 29,205 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
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Desktop
Desktop 113%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $232

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,590

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