Average Bench: 87.2% (43rd of 1002)

Based on 627 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000VN008-2DR166, ST4000VN ST4000VN008-2DR1, ST4000VN 008-2DR166, ST4000VN008-2DR1

Very good average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) averaged just 12.7% 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 154MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 150MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) is 36.6%. 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 0.25MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 627 samples)
Min Avg Max
113 Read 154 184
106 Write 150 178
87.6 Mixed 127 157
108% 144 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.43 4K Read 0.66 0.79
1.34 4K Write 1.84 2.17
0.19 4K Mixed 0.25 0.3
89.7% 0.92 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 164
Write 169
Mixed 135
117% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.28
96% 0.94 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 155
Write 166
Mixed 139
115% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.22
84% 0.93 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 158
Write 158
Mixed 136
113% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.29
100% 1 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 151
Write 159
Mixed 114
105% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.23
92% 0.99 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,717,694 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Sep '16
AmazonUS $12316 mins
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Typical IronWolf 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 8,134 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 121%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $224

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,647

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