Average Bench: 82.9% (69th of 1010)

Based on 471 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000VN004-2E4164, ST2000VN004-2E41

Very good average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 2TB (2016) averaged just 17.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate IronWolf 2TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 149MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 148MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 2TB (2016) is 36.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate IronWolf 2TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.52MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 471 samples)
Min Avg Max
107 Read 149 173
99 Write 140 166
63.2 Mixed 115 150
86.3 SusWrite 148 177
102% 138 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.45 4K Read 0.6 0.7
1.24 4K Write 1.52 1.79
0.13 4K Mixed 0.29 0.7
85.2% 0.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 155 154 157 142 150 MB/s
Read 146
Write 151
Mixed 74
SusWrite 152
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 97 117 147 155 153 MB/s
Read 156
Write 161
Mixed 69.7
SusWrite 127
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
118% 0.87 MB/s
649GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 143 140 144 146 143 MB/s
Read 133
Write 140
Mixed 68.5
SusWrite 143
88% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
721GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 133 127 133 133 125 MB/s
Read 142
Write 140
Mixed 74
SusWrite 131
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
515GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 117 117 118 118 118 MB/s
Read 151
Write 152
Mixed 64.5
SusWrite 117
88% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
930GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 139 140 139 140 139 MB/s
Read 71.3
Write 73.7
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 140
62% 85.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.93 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 21 22 12 22 23 MB/s
Read 130
Write 32.8
Mixed 42.4
SusWrite 21.2
42% 56.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.5
88% 0.47 MB/s
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Typical IronWolf 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 1,256 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 107%
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Workstation
Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: Asrock X99 Taichi

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 115% - Outstanding Total price: $1,067

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