Average Bench: 98% (10th of 1002)

Based on 3 user benchmarks.  Models: ST12000VN0007-2GS116, ST12000VN0007-2G, ST12000V N0007-2GS116

Excellent average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 12TB (2017) averaged just 1.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate IronWolf 12TB (2017) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.62MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 188MB/s

Unknown consistency

There are too few samples to reasonably determine how consistently this HDD perfroms. This result should be interpreted with caution.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.28MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.92MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.5 Read 154 216
164 Write 188 200
129 Mixed 144 172
121% 162 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.31 4K Read 1.62 3.91
1.19 4K Write 1.92 2.86
0.16 4K Mixed 0.28 0.34
134% 1.27 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 146
Write 164
Mixed 131
110% 147 MB/s
4K Read 3.91
4K Write 2.86
4K Mixed 0.33
253% 2.37 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,809,648 HDDs tested.

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Typical IronWolf 12TB (2017) Builds (Compare 855 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 125%
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Desktop
Desktop 121%
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Workstation
Workstation 108%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF X299 MARK 2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,264

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