Average Bench: 89.1% (28th of 984)

Based on 233 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000VN008-2DR166, ST4000VN ST4000VN008-2DR1, ST4000VN 008-2DR166, ST4000VN008-2DR1

Very good average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) averaged just 10.9% 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 157MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 153MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) is 36.2%. 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 0.67MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.26MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 233 samples)
Min Avg Max
114 Read 157 185
105 Write 153 178
86.8 Mixed 129 157
110% 146 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.43 4K Read 0.67 0.79
1.31 4K Write 1.87 2.24
0.19 4K Mixed 0.26 0.3
91.9% 0.94 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 191
Write 149
Mixed 121
114% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.74
4K Mixed 0.22
81% 0.85 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 147
Write 146
Mixed 110
100% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 2.02
4K Mixed 0.25
94% 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 150
Write 128
Mixed 129
102% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.96
4K Mixed 0.22
91% 0.97 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 139
Write 135
Mixed 117
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.27
91% 0.9 MB/s
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Typical IronWolf 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 5,494 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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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 - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,542

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