Average Bench: 82.5% (71st of 1002)

Based on 246 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3000VN007-2E4166, ST3000VN 007-2E4166, ST3000VN007-2E41

Very good average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) averaged just 17.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 130MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 150MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) is 32.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.18MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.61MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 246 samples)
Min Avg Max
113 Read 150 172
94.7 Write 138 163
89.4 Mixed 130 153
105% 139 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.37 4K Read 0.61 0.71
0.96 4K Write 1.54 1.84
0.13 4K Mixed 0.18 0.22
74% 0.78 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 176
Write 167
Mixed 145
122% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.17
79% 0.83 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 167
Write 160
Mixed 146
118% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.16
74% 0.78 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 155
Write 153
Mixed 143
113% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.2
80% 0.82 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 164
Write 143
Mixed 137
111% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 1.18
4K Mixed 0.13
50% 0.55 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 157
Write 149
Mixed 143
112% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.19
78% 0.81 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 137
Write 132
Mixed 90.2
89% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.17
70% 0.74 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SC60
4KALIGNED
Read 145
Write 120
Mixed 133
100% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.42
4K Mixed 0.19
72% 0.73 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 104
Write 124
Mixed 115
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.21
68% 0.72 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical IronWolf 3TB (2016) Builds (Compare 1,811 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $892

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