Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB ST4000DX001 Consumer Hybrid HD Review

Test Rig

Testing we turn off any internet connection and reboot the machine to ensure Windows 10 pesky updates don’t skew numbers. Once rebooted we disable the internet open the task manager and wait about 10 minutes for any background tasks to finish. Once the CPU usage is at or below 1% we proceed with our tests. Each test is ran three times, we then average the three tests and report that score here. Should we run into any anomalous tests we toss the abortion test and run the test again.

Test Rig
“Quadzilla”
Case Type
CPU Intel Core I7 6700K 4.0 – 4.2GHz
Motherboard
Ram
CPU Cooler EKWB L360 (EK-Kit L360)
Hard Drives
Optical Liteon DVD Burner
GPU XFX R9 Fury Triple Dissipation
Case Fans 1 x 180mm Mosfet / CPU / Ram cooling fan
1 x 120mm PCI-E Cooling Fan
Docking Stations None
Testing PSU
Legacy None
Mouse
Keyboard
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One comment

  1. Sounds like a great drive but…an decent 120/240gb SSD and a 3+tb storage disk is almost the same price and gives you much much faster performance??

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