Average Bench: 82.8% (70th of 1010)

Based on 285 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3000VN007-2E4166, ST3000VN 007-2E4166, ST3000VN007-2E41

Very good average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) averaged just 17.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 151MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 150MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) is 36.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.61MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.24MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 285 samples)
Min Avg Max
107 Read 150 173
94.7 Write 139 165
66.7 Mixed 123 152
83.7 SusWrite 151 179
104% 141 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.38 4K Read 0.61 0.71
0.96 4K Write 1.55 1.84
0.13 4K Mixed 0.24 0.7
80.9% 0.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 173 173 173 173 170 MB/s
Read 174
Write 171
Mixed 76.3
SusWrite 172
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 157 156 155 159 161 MB/s
Read 158
Write 150
Mixed 72.8
SusWrite 158
98% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.07 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 95 95 95 95 96 MB/s
Read 131
Write 121
Mixed 69.1
SusWrite 95
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,567,331 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Sep '16
EbayUS $999 mins
AmazonUS $1022 mins
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Typical IronWolf 3TB (2016) Builds (Compare 22,754 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,111

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