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Seagate Desktop HDD ST4000DM000 4TB Drive Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Specifications and Images
  3. Closer Look
  4. Test Bench and Testing Methodology
  5. AS SSD Benchmark
  6. ATTO Benchmark
  7. AIDA64 Benchmark- HDD Access Test
  8. Anvil Benchmark
  9. Boot Load Test
  10. Transfer Tests
  11. CrystalDisk Mark Benchmark
  12. HDTune Pro Benchmark
  13. PCMark Benchmarks
  14. Conclusion
  15. Online Purchase Links
  16. View All


We had a look with Seagate’s NAS HDD earlier. This time, we’re taking a look at its Desktop HDD counterpart 4TB ST4000DM000 drive. Desktop HDDs are available in capacities up to 5TB. Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB uses an odd spindle spin speed of 5,900 RPM with 4x 1TB platters inside. The 5TB counterpart uses 1.25TB per disk.In the drive's specification chart, it's under "Desktop HDD.15" drive. Other than for desktops and AIO PCs, Seagate recommends this drive for home servers and even for entry-level direct-attached storage devices (DAS). This drive weighs 610 grams and its average operating power is only…

Review Overview

Performance - 9
Storage Space - 10
Value - 6.5

8.5

BBQ Score

Summary : For a 4TB drive, this makes it a pretty good choice for a secondary storage drive- provided you need a lot of it and you can afford it. A single SSD and a single HDD- slap it in your mini-ITX rig and you get a lot of performance and storage space. Since it has good write access and excellent transfer speed (from source to drive), this also is a good drive to dump large amounts of data. That said, this also is a good solution for many of those entry level NAS units and even for download rigs.

Though if you plan to use a mechanical drive as a primary storage in this day of age, WD 2TB FAEX Black and WD1000DTHZ Velociraptor.

India (Online) U.S. U.K.
Rs.10,608/- $139.99 £110.06

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