Average Bench: 84.2% (55th of 984)

Based on 94 user benchmarks.  Models: ST1000VN002-2EY102, ST1000VN002-2E4162, ST1000VN 002-2E4162, ST1000VN002-2E41

Very good average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 1TB (2016) averaged just 15.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate IronWolf 1TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. Sequential Read Speed 151MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 128MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 1TB (2016) is 28.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate IronWolf 1TB (2016) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.17MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.43MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 94 samples)
Min Avg Max
115 Read 151 170
105 Write 143 168
86.5 Mixed 128 155
106% 141 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.37 4K Read 0.68 0.89
0.53 4K Write 1.43 1.98
0.12 4K Mixed 0.17 0.22
73.8% 0.76 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 173
Write 168
Mixed 143
121% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 1.27
4K Mixed 0.22
84% 0.79 MB/s
733GB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 158
Write 158
Mixed 147
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.94
4K Mixed 0.15
79% 0.91 MB/s
623GB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 151
Write 142
Mixed 139
108% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.19
4K Mixed 0.11
59% 0.63 MB/s
609GB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 142
Write 146
Mixed 146
109% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.22
81% 0.87 MB/s
461GB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 130
Write 127
Mixed 125
96% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.19
73% 0.78 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,252,025 HDDs tested.


Approx. $65 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical IronWolf 1TB (2016) Builds (Compare 753 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 73%
Workstation 48%

Motherboard: MSI B250 GAMING M3 (MS-7A62)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $785

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Intel Core i7-8700K $325Nvidia GTX 1070 $447Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $85
Intel Core i7-7700K $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $335Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $140
Intel Core i5-8600K $235AMD RX 480 $400Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $160
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $170SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $931SanDisk Extreme 32GB $23
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