Average Bench: 83.8% (61st of 1015)

Based on 1,104 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 16.1% 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 0.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 146MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) is 46.9%. 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 68.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.61MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,104 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.2 Read 146 180
86 Write 144 174
54.4 Mixed 68.9 79.3
88.2 SusWrite 146 179
92.3% 126 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.61 0.7
1.4 4K Write 1.63 1.9
0.5 4K Mixed 0.7 0.8
133% 0.98 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: 154 157 156 159 158 154 MB/s
Read 151
Write 146
Mixed 75.2
SusWrite 156
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
346GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 107 107 108 108 108 MB/s
Read 169
Write 160
Mixed 76.5
SusWrite 107
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
571GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 118 117 119 119 119 MB/s
Read 153
Write 151
Mixed 73
SusWrite 118
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
638GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 135 130 135 131 136 MB/s
Read 126
Write 101
Mixed 28.5
SusWrite 132
70% 97.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.2
56% 0.43 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Sep '16
AmazonUS $9016 hrs
EbayUS $1001 min
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Typical IronWolf 3TB (2016) Builds (Compare 5,176 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte AB350M-DS3H - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $359

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