Average Bench: 88.5% (33rd of 984)

Based on 439 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000VN008-2DR166, ST4000VN ST4000VN008-2DR1, ST4000VN 008-2DR166, ST4000VN008-2DR1

Very good average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) averaged just 11.5% 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 156MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 152MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) is 36.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.66MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.26MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 439 samples)
Min Avg Max
115 Read 156 185
109 Write 152 179
92.9 Mixed 130 158
110% 146 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.43 4K Read 0.66 0.79
1.34 4K Write 1.86 2.19
0.19 4K Mixed 0.26 0.3
91% 0.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 167
Write 175
Mixed 154
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.96
4K Mixed 0.26
96% 0.99 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 168
Write 149
Mixed 144
115% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.74
4K Mixed 0.25
82% 0.84 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 156
Write 158
Mixed 136
112% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.24
83% 0.86 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 85.5
Write 130
Mixed 99.2
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.75
4K Mixed 0.14
38% 0.36 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Sep '16
AmazonUS $1239 mins
NeweggUS $12310 hrs
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Typical IronWolf 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 7,196 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 125%
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Desktop
Desktop 114%
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Workstation
Workstation 122%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $219

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,614

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