Average Bench: 26.3% (833rd of 1014)

Based on 2,154 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9160310AS, ST916031 ST9160310AS, ST916031 0AS

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST9160310AS 160GB averaged 73.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.47MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.97MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST9160310AS 160GB is 29.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST9160310AS 160GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 28.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 44.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,154 samples)
Min Avg Max
8.55 Read 47 66.5
12.2 Write 46.9 65.1
8.71 Mixed 28.3 37.7
13.8 SusWrite 44.3 65.3
30.6% 41.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.37 0.5
0.31 4K Write 0.97 1.3
0.1 4K Mixed 0.47 0.6
86.1% 0.61 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
148GB free
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 65 65 65 66 66 MB/s
Read 67.4
Write 59.4
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 65.5
42% 57 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.67 MB/s
127GB free
Firmware: SD03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 58 57 56 57 58 MB/s
Read 50
Write 47.9
Mixed 36.3
SusWrite 57.1
35% 47.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.8 MB/s
122GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 24 40 55 50 53 MB/s
Read 58.1
Write 49.7
Mixed 37.2
SusWrite 43.2
35% 47 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
115% 0.73 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 47 38 32 26 42 MB/s
Read 60.1
Write 51
Mixed 31
SusWrite 39.4
33% 45.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
94% 0.7 MB/s
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 33 34 32 35 41 MB/s
Read 47.5
Write 41.2
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 34.6
28% 37.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
87% 0.6 MB/s
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DE05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 10 7 9.2 8.9 11 MB/s
Read 35
Write 19.9
Mixed 26.5
SusWrite 11.4
17% 23.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
64% 0.37 MB/s
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 12 14 12 12 11 11 MB/s
Read 10.2
Write 30
Mixed 12.7
SusWrite 12
12% 16.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.4
62% 0.37 MB/s
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Typical ST9160310AS 160GB Builds (Compare 273 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 35%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP Compaq Presario CQ40 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Average Total price: $128

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