Average Bench: 84.1% (56th of 1015)

more Based on 3,036 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 15.9% 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 147MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) is 54.4%. 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 69.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.62MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,036 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.5 Read 146 183
83.4 Write 144 179
48.4 Mixed 69.7 82.1
82.2 SusWrite 147 183
92.7% 127 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.62 0.8
1.3 4K Write 1.68 2.1
0.6 4K Mixed 0.72 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%
2TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 163 164 166 165 165 MB/s
Read 164
Write 158
Mixed 79.6
SusWrite 164
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 148 114 123 154 155 MB/s
Read 167
Write 149
Mixed 64.3
SusWrite 141
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 154 154 156 156 154 MB/s
Read 146
Write 150
Mixed 75.6
SusWrite 154
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 145 145 145 147 147 MB/s
Read 152
Write 154
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 146
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 74 71 73 74 75 MB/s
Read 18.8
Write 61
Mixed 29.3
SusWrite 73.3
34% 45.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.4
83% 0.7 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $110 @ launch in Sep '16
AmazonUS $8020 hrs
EbayUS $1226 mins
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Typical IronWolf 3TB (2016) Builds (Compare 67,201 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 107%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,197

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