Average Bench: 91.8% (16th of 1015)

more Based on 15,861 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 8.2% 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 0.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 161MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016) is 50.1%. 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 0.69MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,861 samples)
Min Avg Max
98.4 Read 159 193
101 Write 156 188
51.5 Mixed 73.6 88.2
100 SusWrite 161 192
100% 137 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.69 0.8
1.43 4K Write 1.91 2.2
0.7 4K Mixed 0.8 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%
3TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 185 186 189 188 188 MB/s
Read 177
Write 185
Mixed 86.5
SusWrite 187
116% 159 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: 187 187 192 191 191 192 MB/s
Read 160
Write 172
Mixed 75.9
SusWrite 190
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 150 156 156 155 154 MB/s
Read 154
Write 150
Mixed 69.7
SusWrite 153
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 129 129 132 132 131 MB/s
Read 163
Write 159
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 127
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.3 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 134 136 136 137 136 MB/s
Read 140
Write 131
Mixed 77.7
SusWrite 135
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $150 @ launch in Sep '16
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AmazonUS $1242 months
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Typical IronWolf 4TB (2016) Builds (Compare 79,791 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 102%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 106%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,178

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Good

2 month ago.

i had two of the Toshiba (4TB) in my Qnap running. The temperature was about 10 °C higher and the noise lever was much higher! I changed it to the Iron wolf and if there is a differant of the performence I can´t feel it, but it is quiter


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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