Average Bench: 100% - 5th / 979

Based on 738 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3000DM008-2DM166, ST3000DM008-2DM1, ST3000DM 008-2DM166, ST3000DM ST3000DM008-2DM1, Seagate ST3000DM008-2DM1

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) averaged 0.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 159MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 182MB/s
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Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) is 32.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.21MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.58MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 738 samples)
Min Avg Max
141 Read 182 205
133 Write 167 191
104 Mixed 159 181
127% 169 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.42 4K Read 0.71 0.81
1.2 4K Write 1.58 1.85
0.16 4K Mixed 0.21 0.25
82.4% 0.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 193
Write 180
Mixed 145
129% 173 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.25
94% 0.95 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 156
Write 160
Mixed 106
105% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.52
4K Mixed 0.23
87% 0.85 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 138
Write 141
Mixed 140
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.2
85% 0.87 MB/s

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Typical Barracuda 3TB (2016) Builds (Compare 8,110 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $137

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $1,023

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