Average Bench: 90.9% (27th of 1010)

Based on 1,356 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000VN008-2DR166, ST4000VN ST4000VN008-2DR1, ST4000VN008-1F2168, ST4000VN 008-2DR166, ST4000VN008-2DR1

Excellent average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) averaged just 9.1% 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 160MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) is 51.9%. 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 72.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.69MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,356 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.5 Read 157 191
97.8 Write 155 188
51.7 Mixed 72.4 87.4
104 SusWrite 160 191
99.4% 136 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.69 0.8
1.33 4K Write 1.9 2.2
0.5 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%
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 169 171 170 175 173 MB/s
Read 150
Write 152
Mixed 76.2
SusWrite 171
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.07 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 154 157 155 157 158 MB/s
Read 137
Write 182
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 156
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
163% 1.23 MB/s
768GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 126 127 127 127 129 MB/s
Read 128
Write 129
Mixed 64.5
SusWrite 127
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.23 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Sep '16
AmazonUS $11924 secs
EbayUS $1198 mins
NeweggUS $1191 day
BHPhotoUS $12815 months
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Typical IronWolf 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 6,817 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B61) - $118

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $921

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