Average Bench: 19.7% (986th of 1010)

Based on 1,080 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9160821AS, ST916082 1AS, ST916082 ST9160821AS

Terrible average bench

The Seagate ST9160821AS 160GB averaged 80.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.24MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.37MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST9160821AS 160GB is just 11%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST9160821AS 160GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 28.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 33.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,080 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.9 Read 34.7 43
22.9 Write 33.9 42.6
15.2 Mixed 29.2 41.3
8.96 SusWrite 28.1 42.6
23.4% 31.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.09 4K Read 0.37 0.5
0.17 4K Write 0.59 0.8
0.08 4K Mixed 0.24 0.4
52.5% 0.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
149GB free
Firmware: 3.ALC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 41 43 42 43 43 MB/s
Read 40.5
Write 40
Mixed 29
SusWrite 41.9
28% 37.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
93% 0.63 MB/s
130GB free
Firmware: 3.BHE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 39 40 40 40 40 MB/s
Read 40.9
Write 37.3
Mixed 28.1
SusWrite 39.7
27% 36.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.63 MB/s
17GB free
Firmware: 3.CDE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 33 33 32 32 32 MB/s
Read 32
Write 32.7
Mixed 23.5
SusWrite 32.3
22% 30.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.57 MB/s
119GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.ALC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 32 29 33 28 28 MB/s
Read 31
Write 31.8
Mixed 26
SusWrite 30.1
22% 29.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
94% 0.53 MB/s
109GB free
Firmware: 3.ALD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 25 25 24 25 25 MB/s
Read 28.4
Write 28.5
Mixed 22.7
SusWrite 24.6
19% 26.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
88% 0.53 MB/s
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.BHD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 23 27 27 28 28 MB/s
Read 22.4
Write 26.2
Mixed 22.4
SusWrite 26.4
18% 24.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.4
72% 0.47 MB/s
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.CDE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 16 7.6 6.1 9.5 21 MB/s
Read 35.1
Write 8.3
Mixed 16
SusWrite 12.2
13% 17.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.3
50% 0.27 MB/s
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Typical ST9160821AS 160GB Builds (Compare 1,226 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 29%
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Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

System: HP G62 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $254

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