Average Bench: 92% (15th of 1015)

more Based on 14,650 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 8.0% 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. Sequential Read Speed 160MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) is 45.5%. 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 74.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,650 samples)
Min Avg Max
102 Read 160 193
107 Write 158 188
55.6 Mixed 74.8 90
103 SusWrite 160 194
101% 138 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.7 0.8
1.5 4K Write 1.95 2.3
0.7 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%
3.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 188 190 187 189 189 MB/s
Read 192
Write 187
Mixed 80.3
SusWrite 188
118% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.33 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 145 144 145 146 145 MB/s
Read 152
Write 166
Mixed 80
SusWrite 145
99% 136 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 39,630,680 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $150 @ launch in Sep '16
AmazonUS $1104 months
EbayUS $12119 mins
BHPhotoUS $1283 years
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Typical IronWolf 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 67,203 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 107%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,197

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 Comments

The power of agility for everything NAS...

Added 4 years ago.

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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