Average Bench: 90.9% (25th of 1015)

Based on 3,217 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 9.1% 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 0.82MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 159MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) is 47.6%. 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 72.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.69MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,217 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.1 Read 158 193
102 Write 156 188
51.9 Mixed 72.4 87
92.8 SusWrite 159 192
99.5% 136 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.69 0.8
1.29 4K Write 1.87 2.2
0.6 4K Mixed 0.82 0.9
154% 1.12 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: 188 197 194 195 198 195 MB/s
Read 184
Write 186
Mixed 85
SusWrite 195
119% 162 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: 185 189 187 188 190 188 MB/s
Read 176
Write 170
Mixed 88.7
SusWrite 188
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.1 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 168 174 165 180 185 MB/s
Read 181
Write 158
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 174
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 143 144 140 145 146 MB/s
Read 140
Write 142
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 143
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
178% 1.2 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,870,593 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Sep '16
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Typical IronWolf 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 16,995 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 105%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 90%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $174

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,376

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 Comments

The power of agility for everything NAS...

Added 2 years ago.

Good

4 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

3 months ago.

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


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