Average Bench: 87% (42nd of 1015)

Based on 1,413 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 13.0% 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 0.73MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 153MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) is 46.5%. 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 70.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.63MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,413 samples)
Min Avg Max
97.4 Read 153 182
95.6 Write 150 180
57.7 Mixed 70.6 81.5
86.9 SusWrite 151 182
95.7% 131 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.63 0.8
1.3 4K Write 1.7 2.2
0.6 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
139% 1.02 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: 160 180 178 181 182 181 MB/s
Read 175
Write 182
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 177
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.07 MB/s
709GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 123 120 122 123 123 MB/s
Read 153
Write 101
Mixed 75.6
SusWrite 122
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
12GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 122 119 122 123 122 MB/s
Read 123
Write 112
Mixed 61.5
SusWrite 121
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
8GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 82 82 89 99 91 MB/s
Read 102
Write 101
Mixed 63.9
SusWrite 87.3
65% 88.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Sep '16
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EbayUS $10025 secs
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Typical IronWolf 3TB (2016) Builds (Compare 6,452 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
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Desktop
Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte AB350M-DS3H - $70

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $438

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