Average Bench: 98% (7th of 979)

Based on 2,654 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3000DM008-2DM166, ST3000DM008-2DM1, ST3000DM 008-2DM166, ST3000DM ST3000DM008-2DM1, Seagate ST3000DM008-2DM1

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) averaged just 2.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 158MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 179MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) is 32.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.21MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.55MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,654 samples)
Min Avg Max
137 Read 179 204
125 Write 163 189
113 Mixed 158 181
125% 166 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.41 4K Read 0.69 0.81
1.13 4K Write 1.55 1.86
0.15 4K Mixed 0.21 0.25
80.4% 0.82 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 201
Write 181
Mixed 189
143% 190 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.2
84% 0.9 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 186
Write 179
Mixed 157
130% 174 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.52
4K Mixed 0.22
86% 0.85 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 194
Write 157
Mixed 169
130% 173 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.46
4K Mixed 0.22
77% 0.76 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 176
Write 154
Mixed 154
121% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.23
81% 0.81 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 160
Write 152
Mixed 137
112% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 1.69
4K Mixed 0.23
89% 0.9 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 3TB (2016) Builds (Compare 3,117 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,171

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $309Nvidia GTX 1070 $366Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $297AMD RX 480 $608Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $125
Intel Core i5-7600K $233Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $243Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $169
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $127SanDisk Extreme 64GB $34
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $696SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
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