Average Bench: 25.4% (867th of 1015)

Based on 667 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9160827AS, ST916082 7AS, ST916082 ST9160827AS

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST9160827AS 160GB averaged 74.5% 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 0.35MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.37MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST9160827AS 160GB is 22.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST9160827AS 160GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 33MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 39MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 667 samples)
Min Avg Max
14.6 Read 45.2 58.5
17.2 Write 44.6 58.2
12.6 Mixed 33 54.2
12.9 SusWrite 39 59
29.9% 40.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.08 4K Read 0.37 0.5
0.25 4K Write 0.65 0.9
0.1 4K Mixed 0.35 0.6
66.5% 0.46 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AHC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 38 16 39 42 39 MB/s
Read 55
Write 53.8
Mixed 36.9
SusWrite 34.8
33% 45.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
117% 0.73 MB/s
32GB free
Firmware: 3.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 31 32 35 36 36 MB/s
Read 55.2
Write 54.8
Mixed 33.3
SusWrite 33.8
33% 44.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.67 MB/s
17GB free
Firmware: 3.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 10 8.5 8 9.9 9.5 9.7 MB/s
Read 53.8
Write 11.5
Mixed 18.7
SusWrite 9.3
17% 23.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
73% 0.43 MB/s
667 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,989,650 HDDs tested.

Typical ST9160827AS 160GB Builds (Compare 156 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 20%
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

System: HP Compaq Presario CQ50 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 14% - Very poor Total price: $22

Popular ST9160827AS 160GB systems:

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6 months ago.

really bad old drive.nobody should use it now (2019)

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