Average Bench: 26.2% (846th of 1015)

Based on 1,603 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9160310AS, ST916031 ST9160310AS, ST916031 0AS

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST9160310AS 160GB averaged 73.8% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.48MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.97MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST9160310AS 160GB is 28.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST9160310AS 160GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 28.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 43.6MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,603 samples)
Min Avg Max
7.89 Read 47.5 66.2
12.4 Write 47.5 64.4
8.11 Mixed 28.3 37.5
14.1 SusWrite 43.6 65.3
30.6% 41.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.38 0.5
0.4 4K Write 0.97 1.3
0.1 4K Mixed 0.48 0.66
87.2% 0.61 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
115GB free
Firmware: HP07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 63 65 65 64 64 MB/s
Read 56.7
Write 56.3
Mixed 32
SusWrite 64.1
38% 52.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
123GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 38 35 52 58 55 MB/s
Read 57.1
Write 62.9
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 47.4
37% 50 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.4
73% 0.57 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 42 43 44 41 39 MB/s
Read 43.8
Write 43.3
Mixed 27.5
SusWrite 41.6
29% 39 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
97% 0.7 MB/s
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DE06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 35 32 25 37 45 MB/s
Read 45.7
Write 25.8
Mixed 25.4
SusWrite 32.5
24% 32.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.3
64% 0.53 MB/s
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Typical ST9160310AS 160GB Builds (Compare 2,042 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation 17%

System: Dell Inspiron 1545

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $142

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