Average Bench: 91.3% (18th of 1015)

Based on 3,626 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 8.7% 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 48.6%. 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 73.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.69MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,626 samples)
Min Avg Max
100 Read 159 192
101 Write 156 189
56.5 Mixed 73.5 87
97.5 SusWrite 159 194
100% 137 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.69 0.8
1.3 4K Write 1.89 2.2
0.6 4K Mixed 0.82 0.9
155% 1.13 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: 178 171 171 170 169 168 MB/s
Read 169
Write 195
Mixed 74.2
SusWrite 171
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
161% 1.23 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 153 151 151 153 150 MB/s
Read 153
Write 153
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 151
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.2 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 155 151 154 151 151 MB/s
Read 134
Write 147
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 151
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.17 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 136 137 132 135 135 MB/s
Read 134
Write 130
Mixed 65.9
SusWrite 135
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 135 138 136 135 135 MB/s
Read 132
Write 129
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 135
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.13 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Sep '16
EbayUS $10021 secs
AmazonUS $1002 days
BHPhotoUS $1282 years
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Typical IronWolf 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 18,138 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 109%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $158

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $1,355

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 Comments

The power of agility for everything NAS...

Added 2 years ago.

Good

6 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

5 months ago.

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


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