Average Bench: 84.4% (59th of 1015)

Based on 761 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3000VN007-2E4166, ST3000VN007-2AH16M, ST3000VN 007-2E4166, ST3000VN007-2E41

Very good average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) averaged just 15.5% 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 0.69MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 148MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) is 44.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 68.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 761 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.3 Read 148 178
94.5 Write 145 173
54.3 Mixed 68.8 78
89.2 SusWrite 147 176
92.8% 127 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.6 0.7
1.3 4K Write 1.61 1.9
0.5 4K Mixed 0.69 0.8
131% 0.97 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 165 164 167 167 167 MB/s
Read 169
Write 172
Mixed 75.8
SusWrite 166
106% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 166 162 162 160 158 MB/s
Read 168
Write 162
Mixed 66.2
SusWrite 161
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 163 161 164 165 164 MB/s
Read 157
Write 160
Mixed 66.8
SusWrite 162
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,697,933 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Sep '16
AmazonUS $9037 secs
EbayUS $10023 mins
NeweggUS $1149 days
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Typical IronWolf 3TB (2016) Builds (Compare 15,511 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 127%
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Desktop
Desktop 123%
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Workstation
Workstation 112%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-F GAMING - $921

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $2,288

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AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $140Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
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