Average Bench: 43.8% (31st of 634)

Based on 15 user benchmarks.  Device: VID null PID null Model: ST4000DM 000-1F2168

Below average average bench

The ST4000DM 000-1F2168 4TB averaged 56.2% 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.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 108MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.22MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the ST4000DM 000-1F2168 4TB is 43.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the ST4000DM 000-1F2168 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.62MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.19MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 15 samples)
Min Avg Max
12.8 Read 112 151
11.9 Write 108 152
11 Mixed 68.7 135
120% 96.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.33 4K Read 0.62 0.78
0.47 4K Write 1.22 1.83
0.15 4K Mixed 0.19 0.22
50% 0.68 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free, PID null
Read 151
Write 152
Mixed 35
133% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.22
72% 0.92 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID null
Read 138
Write 136
Mixed 128
172% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.65
4K Mixed 0.21
66% 0.86 MB/s
189GB free, PID null
Read 136
Write 145
Mixed 91.6
157% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 0.96
4K Mixed 0.18
42% 0.64 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID null
Read 123
Write 145
Mixed 135
177% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.42
4K Mixed 0.21
58% 0.79 MB/s
681GB free, PID null
Read 119
Write 100
Mixed 101
134% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 0.95
4K Mixed 0.17
40% 0.55 MB/s
2.5TB free, PID null
Read 28.6
Write 24.6
Mixed 26
33% 26.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 0.47
4K Mixed 0.22
26% 0.45 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID null
Read 12.8
Write 11.9
Mixed 11.1
15% 12 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.05
4K Mixed 0.15
42% 0.52 MB/s
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Gaming 56%
Desktop 55%
Workstation 45%
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