Average Bench: 91.2% (26th of 1010)

Based on 1,335 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 8.8% 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 0.82MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 160MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) is 50.8%. 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 72.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.69MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,335 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.9 Read 158 191
99.3 Write 156 188
52.1 Mixed 72.6 87.2
103 SusWrite 160 191
99.7% 137 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.69 0.8
1.4 4K Write 1.91 2.2
0.6 4K Mixed 0.82 0.9
155% 1.14 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: 163 166 167 164 169 168 MB/s
Read 167
Write 163
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 166
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
154% 1.27 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 172 172 172 172 169 MB/s
Read 148
Write 154
Mixed 69
SusWrite 171
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.1 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 157 160 157 162 162 MB/s
Read 155
Write 138
Mixed 65.5
SusWrite 158
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Sep '16
AmazonUS $1195 mins
EbayUS $11935 mins
NeweggUS $11911 hrs
BHPhotoUS $12815 months
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Typical IronWolf 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 6,739 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $934

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