Average Bench: 83.4% (63rd of 1010)

Based on 427 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3000VN007-2E4166, ST3000VN 007-2E4166, ST3000VN007-2E41

Very good average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) averaged just 16.5% 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. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.39MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 149MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) is 40.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.56MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 427 samples)
Min Avg Max
104 Read 149 174
96.4 Write 141 170
60.5 Mixed 105 149
88.4 SusWrite 148 176
100% 136 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.42 4K Read 0.6 0.7
1.07 4K Write 1.56 1.85
0.14 4K Mixed 0.39 0.7
96.9% 0.85 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
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 174 175 176 177 176 MB/s
Read 169
Write 174
Mixed 78.5
SusWrite 175
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 164 163 164 164 164 MB/s
Read 163
Write 154
Mixed 73.8
SusWrite 164
101% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,120,727 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Sep '16
NeweggUS $9018 days
AmazonUS $10025 mins
EbayUS $10032 mins
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Typical IronWolf 3TB (2016) Builds (Compare 20,494 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $969

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