Average Bench: 82.8% (68th of 1015)

more Based on 3,537 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3000VN007-2E4166, ST3000VN007-2AH16M, ST3000VN 007-2AH16M, ST3000VN007-2AH1, ST3000VN 007-2E4166, ST3000VN007-2E41

Very good average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) averaged just 17.2% 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 0.71MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 145MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) is 53.8%. 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 69MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.62MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,537 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.9 Read 145 182
81.8 Write 142 177
48.1 Mixed 69 81
81.5 SusWrite 144 182
91.2% 125 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.62 0.8
1.3 4K Write 1.69 2.1
0.5 4K Mixed 0.71 0.9
136% 1 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: 176 180 181 182 182 182 MB/s
Read 165
Write 166
Mixed 75
SusWrite 180
107% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.9 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 145 146 146 147 146 MB/s
Read 142
Write 136
Mixed 68.6
SusWrite 145
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 50 48 48 51 45 MB/s
Read 64.4
Write 62
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 49.2
44% 58.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.87 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $110 @ launch in Sep '16
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AmazonUS $10421 days
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Typical IronWolf 3TB (2016) Builds (Compare 79,791 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 102%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 106%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,178

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