Average Bench: 93% (12th of 1015)

more Based on 19,105 user benchmarks.  Models: ST4000VN008-2DR166, ST4000VN ST4000VN008-2DR1, ST4000VN008-1F2168, ST4000VN008-2CX188, 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 0.81MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 163MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) is 45%. 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 74.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.69MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,105 samples)
Min Avg Max
104 Read 161 194
108 Write 159 188
55.4 Mixed 74.7 88.8
105 SusWrite 163 193
102% 139 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.69 0.8
1.5 4K Write 1.95 2.24
0.66 4K Mixed 0.81 0.9
155% 1.15 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: 168 182 169 184 177 172 MB/s
Read 179
Write 167
Mixed 69
SusWrite 175
107% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 178 179 182 181 182 MB/s
Read 165
Write 172
Mixed 70
SusWrite 180
107% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.23 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 153 153 153 154 154 MB/s
Read 155
Write 151
Mixed 70.5
SusWrite 153
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 133 131 134 133 133 MB/s
Read 111
Write 120
Mixed 55.9
SusWrite 133
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $150 @ launch in Sep '16
AmazonUS $1041 month
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Typical IronWolf 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 73,297 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 106%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,207

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Good

22 days 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

2 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

2 years ago.

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


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