Average Bench: 90.6% (25th of 979)

Based on 53 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000VN008-2DR166, ST4000VN 008-2DR166, ST4000VN008-2DR1

Excellent average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) averaged just 9.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 161MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 155MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) is 23.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.68MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.27MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 53 samples)
Min Avg Max
124 Read 161 186
99.2 Write 155 179
51.5 Mixed 126 161
110% 147 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.37 4K Read 0.68 0.8
1.08 4K Write 1.93 2.25
0.2 4K Mixed 0.27 0.3
93.5% 0.96 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 183
Write 163
Mixed 137
120% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 2.24
4K Mixed 0.23
85% 0.97 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 178
Write 149
Mixed 131
114% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.25
97% 1.01 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 141
Write 155
Mixed 81
93% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 1.96
4K Mixed 0.29
101% 1.01 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 141
Write 152
Mixed 95.4
96% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.07
4K Mixed 0.29
99% 1.01 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 151
Write 140
Mixed 83
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 2.02
4K Mixed 0.29
100% 1.01 MB/s
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Typical IronWolf 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 1,550 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X99 GAMING - $320

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 116% - Outstanding Total price: $914

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