Average Bench: 84.2% (59th of 1015)

Based on 930 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 15.8% 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 0.69MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 147MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016) is 46.8%. 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 930 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.3 Read 147 178
93.5 Write 145 173
54.4 Mixed 68.9 78.7
88.4 SusWrite 146 177
92.7% 127 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.61 0.7
1.3 4K Write 1.61 1.9
0.51 4K Mixed 0.69 0.8
132% 0.97 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: 171 169 169 170 169 170 MB/s
Read 168
Write 149
Mixed 64.2
SusWrite 170
100% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 147 147 147 149 148 MB/s
Read 156
Write 147
Mixed 64.8
SusWrite 147
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,255,239 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical IronWolf 3TB (2016) Builds (Compare 4,549 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte AB350M-DS3H - $70

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $172

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