Average Bench: 84.6% (55th of 1015)

more Based on 1,826 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 15.4% 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. Sustained Write Speed 148MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) is 48.7%. 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 1,826 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.1 Read 147 182
89.7 Write 145 178
41 Mixed 69 80.3
86.7 SusWrite 148 183
93% 127 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.48 4K Read 0.62 0.8
1.18 4K Write 1.67 2.2
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: 188 187 188 190 190 192 MB/s
Read 179
Write 176
Mixed 79.1
SusWrite 189
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 137 139 138 141 138 MB/s
Read 160
Write 175
Mixed 79.9
SusWrite 139
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.17 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 140 140 147 154 162 MB/s
Read 144
Write 160
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 148
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
689GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 105 105 104 104 104 MB/s
Read 103
Write 104
Mixed 65.5
SusWrite 104
69% 94.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.9 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical IronWolf 3TB (2016) Builds (Compare 15,022 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 101%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 103%
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Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI (MS-7C37) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,168

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