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%
3TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 202 200 199 202 200 MB/s
Read 195
Write 172
Mixed 88.4
SusWrite 199
120% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 150 150 154 150 149 MB/s
Read 163
Write 150
Mixed 74.8
SusWrite 149
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.13 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 115 119 116 119 117 MB/s
Read 152
Write 161
Mixed 79.8
SusWrite 117
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
431GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 108 109 106 110 106 MB/s
Read 86.6
Write 107
Mixed 56.9
SusWrite 108
66% 89.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $150 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical IronWolf 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 19,928 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 128%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 129%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,125

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Good

15 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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