Average Bench: 40.9% (509th of 1010)

Based on 5,287 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3160318AS, ST316031 8AS, ST316031 ST3160318AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB averaged 59.1% 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 0.77MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.62MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB is 44.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 46.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 65.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,287 samples)
Min Avg Max
12.7 Read 74.7 102
15.5 Write 70.9 100
13.6 Mixed 46.6 75
18.2 SusWrite 65.9 101
47.4% 64.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.54 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.62 2
0.23 4K Mixed 0.77 1
138% 0.98 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
98GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 96 95 97 97 97 MB/s
Read 93.2
Write 86.2
Mixed 54.6
SusWrite 96.2
61% 82.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
25GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 84 97 99 100 103 MB/s
Read 80.5
Write 76.5
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 97.6
56% 76.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
145GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 82 81 82 82 83 MB/s
Read 82.3
Write 81.7
Mixed 48.5
SusWrite 81.7
54% 73.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 64 81 81 93 66 MB/s
Read 89.9
Write 84.3
Mixed 53.6
SusWrite 72.8
55% 75.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 52 48 66 75 64 MB/s
Read 79
Write 79.5
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 58.3
48% 65.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.07 MB/s
6GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 46 56 59 58 60 MB/s
Read 63.8
Write 63.3
Mixed 47.3
SusWrite 54.5
42% 57.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
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Typical ST3160318AS 160GB Builds (Compare 3,970 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 14%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $95

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