Average Bench: 92.2% (18th of 979)

Based on 37 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000VN008-2DR166, ST4000VN008-2DR1

Excellent average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) averaged just 7.8% 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 165MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 157MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) is 24.2%. 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 0.67MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.27MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 37 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.9 Read 165 222
51.8 Write 157 182
57.2 Mixed 133 173
114% 152 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.08 4K Read 0.67 0.81
0.19 4K Write 1.92 2.31
0.18 4K Mixed 0.27 0.3
93.1% 0.95 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 175
Write 168
Mixed 148
123% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.23
91% 0.97 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 162
Write 169
Mixed 141
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.29
104% 1.06 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 158
Write 164
Mixed 131
113% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.22
84% 0.92 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 144
Write 158
Mixed 120
105% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.29
96% 0.95 MB/s
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Gaming 108%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 81%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X99 GAMING - $335

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,348

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