Average Bench: 82.4% (68th of 1015)

Based on 720 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000NC001-1FS168, ST4000NC 001-1FS168, ST4000NC001-1FS1

Very good average bench

The Seagate ST4000NC001-1FS168 4TB averaged just 17.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate ST4000NC001-1FS168 4TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.68MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 145MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST4000NC001-1FS168 4TB is 45.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST4000NC001-1FS168 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 70.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 720 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.4 Read 145 178
85.7 Write 140 172
36.8 Mixed 70.1 82.2
79.5 SusWrite 142 175
90.9% 124 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.6 0.7
1.1 4K Write 1.78 2.1
0.4 4K Mixed 0.68 0.8
133% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: CN03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 149 148 148 149 148 MB/s
Read 176
Write 162
Mixed 77
SusWrite 148
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
129% 1.07 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: CN03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 159 159 162 155 161 MB/s
Read 147
Write 142
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 159
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CN03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 140 142 143 143 143 MB/s
Read 152
Write 147
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 141
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.07 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CN03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 133 136 138 137 137 MB/s
Read 133
Write 130
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 136
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.07 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CN03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 135 137 137 136 131 MB/s
Read 121
Write 125
Mixed 66.7
SusWrite 134
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.07 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,764,862 HDDs tested.

Typical ST4000NC001-1FS168 4TB Builds (Compare 67,530 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $68

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $591

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