Average Bench: 84.4% (55th of 1015)

more Based on 2,516 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 15.6% 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 0.72MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 148MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) is 48.6%. 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 69.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.62MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,516 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.9 Read 146 181
92.1 Write 145 178
48.8 Mixed 69.3 81.2
90.5 SusWrite 148 183
92.8% 127 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.62 0.8
1.3 4K Write 1.68 2.1
0.5 4K Mixed 0.72 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: 174 185 184 186 186 176 MB/s
Read 177
Write 176
Mixed 78.2
SusWrite 182
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.07 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 179 182 182 181 180 MB/s
Read 178
Write 168
Mixed 82.7
SusWrite 180
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 165 167 169 170 168 MB/s
Read 173
Write 178
Mixed 71.7
SusWrite 160
106% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.27 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 131 130 131 131 129 MB/s
Read 123
Write 122
Mixed 67.2
SusWrite 129
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
121% 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 45,263 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 108%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $189

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,257

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