Average Bench: 90.7% (27th of 1015)

Based on 4,978 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 9.3% 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

Below 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 72.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.69MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,978 samples)
Min Avg Max
102 Read 157 190
103 Write 155 188
54.2 Mixed 72.7 87.5
102 SusWrite 159 190
99.3% 136 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.69 0.8
1.49 4K Write 1.91 2.2
0.69 4K Mixed 0.82 0.9
156% 1.14 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: 180 184 186 183 186 185 MB/s
Read 184
Write 161
Mixed 88.7
SusWrite 184
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.17 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 185 179 184 183 180 MB/s
Read 176
Write 165
Mixed 79
SusWrite 182
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 173 184 185 172 177 MB/s
Read 169
Write 185
Mixed 79
SusWrite 178
111% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.23 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 27,248,684 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Sep '16
AmazonUS $10123 hrs
EbayUS $10618 mins
BHPhotoUS $1282 years
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Typical IronWolf 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 27,904 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
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Desktop
Desktop 135%
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Workstation
Workstation 117%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,465

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 Comments

The power of agility for everything NAS...

Added 3 years ago.

Good

13 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

11 months ago.

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


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