Average Bench: 84.2% (59th of 1015)

Based on 635 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3000VN007-2E4166, ST3000VN 007-2E4166, ST3000VN007-2E41

Very good average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) averaged just 15.7% 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 0.64MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 148MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) is 42.8%. 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 73.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 635 samples)
Min Avg Max
92 Read 148 178
93.9 Write 145 172
53.8 Mixed 73.4 126
87.5 SusWrite 147 175
93.7% 128 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.6 0.7
1.2 4K Write 1.59 1.9
0.19 4K Mixed 0.64 0.8
125% 0.94 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: 113 147 145 146 144 144 MB/s
Read 138
Write 144
Mixed 72
SusWrite 140
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.93 MB/s
546GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 113 114 114 115 112 MB/s
Read 139
Write 140
Mixed 62
SusWrite 113
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
557GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 121 120 121 121 120 MB/s
Read 81.8
Write 80.2
Mixed 57.7
SusWrite 120
62% 84.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.83 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,456,101 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical IronWolf 3TB (2016) Builds (Compare 14,463 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: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $2,323

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