Average Bench: 89.4% (30th of 1010)

Based on 2,183 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 10.5% 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%. 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 72MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,183 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.4 Read 156 192
102 Write 153 186
54.7 Mixed 72 86.4
97.5 SusWrite 156 191
98.1% 134 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.7 0.8
1.4 4K Write 1.88 2.2
0.6 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%
3.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 180 181 183 185 183 MB/s
Read 179
Write 180
Mixed 92.5
SusWrite 182
116% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
200GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 175 173 176 175 177 MB/s
Read 174
Write 170
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 174
109% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 133 137 136 136 136 MB/s
Read 183
Write 165
Mixed 81.7
SusWrite 135
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 154 154 156 156 155 MB/s
Read 143
Write 151
Mixed 71.7
SusWrite 154
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.2 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical IronWolf 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 10,287 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B61) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $875

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