Average Bench: 47.7% (372nd of 984)

Based on 3,119 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3160318AS, ST316031 8AS, ST316031 ST3160318AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB averaged 52.3% 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 0.39MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.49MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB is 22.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 62.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.45MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,119 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.6 Read 83.6 102
60.5 Write 82.4 99.8
22.4 Mixed 62.1 94.8
56.8% 76 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.13 4K Read 0.45 0.66
0.55 4K Write 1.49 1.88
0.13 4K Mixed 0.39 0.59
89.9% 0.78 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
130GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 100
Write 93.7
Mixed 91.9
72% 95.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.72
4K Mixed 0.39
100% 0.91 MB/s
37GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 84.1
Write 85.2
Mixed 22.3
46% 63.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.39
4K Mixed 0.24
72% 0.7 MB/s
8GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 92
Write 77.1
Mixed 87.2
64% 85.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.31
4K Mixed 0.25
67% 0.64 MB/s
15GB free
Firmware: HP34 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 90.2
Write 76.5
Mixed 22.7
46% 63.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.73
4K Mixed 0.48
114% 0.97 MB/s
6GB free
Firmware: CC66 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 78.7
Write 78.8
Mixed 41.1
49% 66.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.51
114% 0.98 MB/s
29GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 71.2
Write 76.2
Mixed 58.6
51% 68.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.01
4K Mixed 0.33
63% 0.51 MB/s
5GB free
Firmware: HP11 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 58
Write 50.3
Mixed 25.9
33% 44.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.5
102% 0.84 MB/s
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 29%
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Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $77

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