Average Bench: 83.9% (64th of 1015)

Based on 999 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3000VN007-2E4166, ST3000VN007-2AH16M, ST3000VN 007-2AH16M, ST3000VN 007-2E4166, ST3000VN007-2E41

Very good average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) averaged just 16.1% 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 0.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 147MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) is 48.1%. 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 0.61MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 999 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.7 Read 147 179
84.7 Write 144 174
54.4 Mixed 69 79.2
86 SusWrite 146 178
92.3% 126 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.61 0.7
1.4 4K Write 1.62 1.9
0.6 4K Mixed 0.7 0.8
133% 0.98 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: 167 169 170 170 170 169 MB/s
Read 159
Write 161
Mixed 78.3
SusWrite 169
104% 142 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: 160 158 158 162 161 157 MB/s
Read 158
Write 162
Mixed 72.8
SusWrite 159
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
139% 0.97 MB/s
674GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 148 143 147 148 149 MB/s
Read 144
Write 151
Mixed 74.3
SusWrite 147
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 143 144 144 144 142 MB/s
Read 143
Write 142
Mixed 71.7
SusWrite 142
91% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Sep '16
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AmazonUS $973 days
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Typical IronWolf 3TB (2016) Builds (Compare 4,919 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte AB350M-DS3H - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $356

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Intel Core i7-9700K $350Nvidia RTX 2060 $320Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $160
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $83SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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