Average Bench: 48.6% (323rd of 1015)

Based on 2,509 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Portable

Below average average bench

The Seagate Portable 4TB averaged 51.3% 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 Mixed IO Speed 0.61MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.48MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Portable 4TB is 49.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Portable 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 60.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 73.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,509 samples)
Min Avg Max
29 Read 73.9 108
26.1 Write 88.4 127
26.1 Mixed 60.9 79.9
23.8 SusWrite 94.7 134
58.6% 79.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.83 1.2
1.77 4K Write 3.48 4.2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.61 0.8
167% 1.64 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 127 123 120 127 126 MB/s
Read 108
Write 126
Mixed 66.7
SusWrite 118
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 0.7
186% 1.8 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0712
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 129 133 129 128 128 MB/s
Read 90.2
Write 124
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 128
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 0.7
186% 1.8 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 27 69 20 39 78 MB/s
Read 51.5
Write 7.7
Mixed 13.2
SusWrite 49.9
22% 30.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
25% 0.2 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 39 38 38 38 38 MB/s
Read 49.9
Write 36.4
Mixed 32.1
SusWrite 38.1
29% 39.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
190% 1.47 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 39 39 39 39 39 MB/s
Read 36.5
Write 38.1
Mixed 29.1
SusWrite 38.8
26% 35.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
179% 1.47 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 40 41 41 41 39 MB/s
Read 34.9
Write 37.8
Mixed 34.5
SusWrite 40.2
27% 36.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.6
165% 1.43 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,453,999 HDDs tested.

Typical Portable 4TB Builds (Compare 11,647 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $78

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $602

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