Average Bench: 93.2% (13th of 1015)

Based on 8,926 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 6.7% 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 0.83MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 164MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) is 48.3%. 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 73.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,926 samples)
Min Avg Max
98 Read 161 196
101 Write 159 191
50.2 Mixed 73.1 88.5
105 SusWrite 164 193
102% 139 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.7 0.8
1.44 4K Write 1.92 2.2
0.7 4K Mixed 0.83 0.9
157% 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: 191 195 196 194 196 194 MB/s
Read 189
Write 183
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 194
117% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 169 164 175 174 170 MB/s
Read 146
Write 157
Mixed 72.1
SusWrite 169
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
826GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 159 171 173 169 170 MB/s
Read 113
Write 126
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 168
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,200,987 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Sep '16
EbayUS $958 mins
AmazonUS $1052 months
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Typical IronWolf 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 54,605 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,034

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 Comments

The power of agility for everything NAS...

Added 3 years ago.

Good

19 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

17 months ago.

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


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