Average Bench: 81.7% (70th of 1015)

more Based on 4,022 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3000VN007-2E4166, ST3000VN007-2AH16M, ST3000VN 007-2AH16M, ST3000VN007-2AH1, ST3000VN ST3000VN007-2E41, ST3000VN 007-2E4166, ST3000VN007-2E41

Very good average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) averaged just 18.2% 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 143MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) is 53%. 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 69.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.63MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,022 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.3 Read 143 183
78.3 Write 141 177
45.3 Mixed 69.2 83.7
77.7 SusWrite 142 183
90.5% 124 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.63 0.8
1.4 4K Write 1.7 2.2
0.5 4K Mixed 0.71 0.9
137% 1.01 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: 171 173 173 174 173 171 MB/s
Read 161
Write 169
Mixed 80.3
SusWrite 173
106% 146 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: 153 153 153 153 155 154 MB/s
Read 151
Write 157
Mixed 73.9
SusWrite 153
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
139% 0.97 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 155 158 153 156 155 MB/s
Read 143
Write 151
Mixed 71.7
SusWrite 155
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
452GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 103 103 103 104 103 MB/s
Read 122
Write 128
Mixed 70.1
SusWrite 102
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
123% 0.97 MB/s
561GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 81 82 82 82 81 MB/s
Read 112
Write 127
Mixed 70.8
SusWrite 80.6
72% 97.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.93 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $110 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical IronWolf 3TB (2016) Builds (Compare 19,928 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 128%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 129%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,125

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