Average Bench: 93% (16th of 1015)

Based on 4,484 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 6.9% 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 0.82MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 162MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) is 51.2%. 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 73.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.7MB/s
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 4,484 samples)
Min Avg Max
100 Read 162 198
98.9 Write 160 193
53.7 Mixed 73.6 87.5
103 SusWrite 162 194
102% 140 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.7 0.8
1.28 4K Write 1.9 2.21
0.59 4K Mixed 0.82 0.9
155% 1.14 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 203 202 203 204 204 MB/s
Read 198
Write 193
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 203
122% 168 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 166 167 168 168 168 MB/s
Read 166
Write 158
Mixed 69.7
SusWrite 167
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 136 166 144 177 179 MB/s
Read 127
Write 126
Mixed 62.8
SusWrite 154
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
4,484 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,065,663 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Sep '16
AmazonUS $10024 days
EbayUS $1005 mins
BHPhotoUS $1282 years
Send price feedback
Typical IronWolf 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 15,676 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B61) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $904

Popular IronWolf 4TB (2016) compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your HDD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2020 HDD Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

The power of agility for everything NAS...

Added 3 years ago.

Good

9 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

7 months ago.

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


Your
opinion?
1015 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different HDDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $218Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $42
Intel Core i5-9400F $155Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $384Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $204
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $653SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback