Average Bench: 47.3% (411th of 1002)

Based on 3,852 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3160318AS, ST316031 8AS, ST316031 ST3160318AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB averaged 52.7% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.39MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.46MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB is 23.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 62.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.44MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,852 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.4 Read 83.3 102
56 Write 81.5 101
22.7 Mixed 62.7 96.9
56.6% 75.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.13 4K Read 0.44 0.66
0.5 4K Write 1.46 1.88
0.15 4K Mixed 0.39 0.58
88.2% 0.76 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
108GB free
Firmware: HP35
Read 98.6
Write 106
Mixed 92
74% 98.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.42
105% 0.95 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: CC37 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 89.4
Write 74
Mixed 23.1
45% 62.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.26
4K Write 1.17
4K Mixed 0.31
66% 0.58 MB/s
110GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 80.4
Write 81.7
Mixed 79.7
61% 80.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.47
4K Mixed 0.38
96% 0.83 MB/s
35GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 75.4
Write 75.1
Mixed 55.3
51% 68.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.56
4K Mixed 0.44
97% 0.81 MB/s
13GB free
Firmware: CC66 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 82.2
Write 57.5
Mixed 37.9
44% 59.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.27
79% 0.76 MB/s
113GB free
Firmware: CC44
Read 68.8
Write 65.8
Mixed 93.8
58% 76.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.25
75% 0.72 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,647,199 HDDs tested.


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Typical ST3160318AS 160GB Builds (Compare 3,326 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
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Desktop 29%
Workstation 14%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $96

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