Average Bench: 89.6% (25th of 1015)

more Based on 26,217 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000VN008-2DR166, ST4000VN ST4000VN008-2DR1, ST4000VN008-1F2168, ST4000VN008-2CX188, ST4000VN 008-2DR166, ST4000VN008-2DR1

Very good average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) averaged just 10.4% 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 0.79MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 158MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) is 46.6%. 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 72.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.69MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,217 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.7 Read 154 192
95.6 Write 153 185
47.4 Mixed 72.1 86.1
96 SusWrite 158 192
98.2% 134 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.69 0.8
1.3 4K Write 1.9 2.2
0.6 4K Mixed 0.79 0.9
152% 1.12 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 184 186 185 186 185 MB/s
Read 173
Write 176
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 184
111% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 187 191 188 189 189 MB/s
Read 161
Write 168
Mixed 83.3
SusWrite 188
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 178 178 178 176 174 MB/s
Read 166
Write 158
Mixed 75.3
SusWrite 176
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
152% 1.23 MB/s
49GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 89 88 83 85 90 MB/s
Read 181
Write 188
Mixed 81.3
SusWrite 87.1
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.23 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $150 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical IronWolf 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 17,220 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 131%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 133%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $203

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,123

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 Comments

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Good

11 months ago.

i had two of the Toshiba (4TB) in my Qnap running. The temperature was about 10 °C higher and the noise lever was much higher! I changed it to the Iron wolf and if there is a differant of the performence I can´t feel it, but it is quiter


Good

3 years 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.


Good

3 years ago.

Using three of these in my main server and are running great


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