Average Bench: 93% (15th of 1014)

Based on 9,488 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 7.0% 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 0.84MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 162MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) is 43.9%. 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 74.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,488 samples)
Min Avg Max
105 Read 162 194
108 Write 160 189
58.5 Mixed 74.6 88.6
104 SusWrite 162 194
102% 140 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.7 0.8
1.5 4K Write 1.94 2.3
0.7 4K Mixed 0.84 0.9
158% 1.16 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: 182 180 175 176 180 176 MB/s
Read 194
Write 184
Mixed 91.7
SusWrite 178
118% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
161% 1.27 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 192 194 192 194 191 MB/s
Read 174
Write 175
Mixed 84
SusWrite 191
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.27 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 185 187 185 184 188 MB/s
Read 176
Write 190
Mixed 78.8
SusWrite 185
115% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.17 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 179 180 179 180 180 MB/s
Read 169
Write 169
Mixed 70.7
SusWrite 179
107% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical IronWolf 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 42,918 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $963

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The power of agility for everything NAS...

Added 3 years ago.

Good

17 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

15 months ago.

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


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