Average Bench: 83.1% (64th of 1010)

Based on 351 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3000VN007-2E4166, ST3000VN 007-2E4166, ST3000VN007-2E41

Very good average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) averaged just 16.8% 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 0.32MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 149MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) is 40.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.55MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 351 samples)
Min Avg Max
104 Read 149 174
94.8 Write 141 168
61 Mixed 112 150
83.9 SusWrite 149 176
102% 138 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.37 4K Read 0.6 0.71
1.01 4K Write 1.55 1.84
0.13 4K Mixed 0.32 0.7
89.8% 0.83 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: 158 163 162 161 161 163 MB/s
Read 169
Write 156
Mixed 76
SusWrite 161
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.07 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 167 169 165 168 167 MB/s
Read 159
Write 158
Mixed 76.5
SusWrite 167
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 158 154 155 158 151 MB/s
Read 100
Write 158
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 155
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.87 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,850,861 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical IronWolf 3TB (2016) Builds (Compare 18,535 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $736

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
Intel Core i7-7700K $355AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $55Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $145SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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