Average Bench: 89.7% (32nd of 1015)

Based on 2,586 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000VN008-2DR166, ST4000VN ST4000VN008-2DR1, ST4000VN008-1F2168, ST4000VN 008-2DR166, ST4000VN008-2DR1

Very good average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) averaged just 10.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.81MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 157MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) is 47.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 71.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,586 samples)
Min Avg Max
102 Read 156 192
102 Write 154 185
54.7 Mixed 71.9 86
101 SusWrite 157 190
98.2% 135 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.7 0.8
1.4 4K Write 1.87 2.2
0.6 4K Mixed 0.81 0.9
154% 1.13 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: 149 160 159 160 160 160 MB/s
Read 165
Write 158
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 158
100% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.17 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 135 145 136 148 147 MB/s
Read 141
Write 130
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 142
88% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,071,301 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical IronWolf 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 11,318 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B61) - $95

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $840

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 Comments

The power of agility for everything NAS...

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Good

25 days ago.

Fast and high capacity storage plus SSD caching? This HDD, despite costing few dollar more than non-SSHD counterpart (Seagate Barracuda 4TB), may be better for users who opt for spending extra for very fast and high capacity storage. Otherwise, get the non-SSHD counterpart instead.


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