Average Bench: 92.8% (16th of 1015)

Based on 10,672 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 7.1% 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 0.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 162MB/s

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 73.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,672 samples)
Min Avg Max
102 Read 162 195
111 Write 160 192
51.5 Mixed 73.9 89.7
109 SusWrite 162 194
102% 139 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.7 0.8
1.49 4K Write 1.91 2.2
0.6 4K Mixed 0.8 0.9
154% 1.14 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
117GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 174 172 175 178 178 MB/s
Read 174
Write 161
Mixed 81.2
SusWrite 175
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
163% 1.27 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 178 179 178 180 178 MB/s
Read 169
Write 159
Mixed 67.6
SusWrite 178
104% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 181 179 185 185 185 MB/s
Read 145
Write 154
Mixed 66
SusWrite 182
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.13 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $150 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical IronWolf 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 79,329 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,065

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 Comments

The power of agility for everything NAS...

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Good

24 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

22 months ago.

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


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