Average Bench: 89% (34th of 1010)

Based on 1,974 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 10.9% 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 50.8%. 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 71.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.69MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,974 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.9 Read 154 189
99.7 Write 153 186
51.7 Mixed 71.4 85.8
104 SusWrite 156 190
97.7% 134 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.69 0.8
1.3 4K Write 1.88 2.2
0.58 4K Mixed 0.81 0.9
153% 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: 177 181 185 189 188 187 MB/s
Read 189
Write 178
Mixed 81.3
SusWrite 185
116% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.23 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 198 196 202 200 200 MB/s
Read 162
Write 84.8
Mixed 81.7
SusWrite 199
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.27 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 185 186 187 188 188 MB/s
Read 171
Write 177
Mixed 82.6
SusWrite 187
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 174 171 175 168 170 MB/s
Read 139
Write 130
Mixed 71
SusWrite 171
93% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Sep '16
AmazonUS $11029 mins
EbayUS $12037 mins
NeweggUS $1204 hrs
BHPhotoUS $12817 months
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Typical IronWolf 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 8,852 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B61) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $916

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