Average Bench: 89% (34th of 1015)

Based on 2,842 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 11.0% 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 156MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) is 50.3%. 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 71MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.69MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,842 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.7 Read 154 192
94.3 Write 153 189
49 Mixed 71 86
98 SusWrite 156 190
97.6% 134 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.69 0.8
1.1 4K Write 1.86 2.2
0.5 4K Mixed 0.81 0.9
153% 1.12 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 201 200 201 200 200 MB/s
Read 178
Write 184
Mixed 88
SusWrite 197
118% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 168 173 171 173 173 MB/s
Read 188
Write 190
Mixed 81
SusWrite 171
115% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 187 187 189 185 189 MB/s
Read 167
Write 174
Mixed 81.1
SusWrite 187
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 172 176 174 174 173 MB/s
Read 144
Write 144
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 173
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.07 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical IronWolf 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 12,274 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B61) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $904

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 Comments

The power of agility for everything NAS...

Added 2 years ago.

Good

2 months 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

1 month ago.

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


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