Average Bench: 27.3% (816th of 1015)

Based on 1,356 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3160212SCE, ST316021 2SCE, ST316021 ST3160212SCE

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST3160212SCE 160GB averaged 72.7% 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 0.69MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.51MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3160212SCE 160GB is 32.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3160212SCE 160GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 33MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 44MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,356 samples)
Min Avg Max
8.64 Read 50.9 70.2
8.24 Write 48.7 69.8
8.39 Mixed 33 43.2
9.88 SusWrite 44 68.4
32.5% 44.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.51 0.7
0.2 4K Write 1.02 1.4
0.1 4K Mixed 0.69 0.9
117% 0.74 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
149GB free
Firmware: 3.ACF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 69 69 69 69 69 MB/s
Read 69.7
Write 66.5
Mixed 43.3
SusWrite 68.9
46% 62.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
84GB free
Firmware: 3.ACF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 61 68 69 68 68 MB/s
Read 65.5
Write 60.7
Mixed 40
SusWrite 66.3
43% 58.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.ACF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 52 63 59 63 57 MB/s
Read 64
Write 58.4
Mixed 38.4
SusWrite 55.1
40% 54 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.8 MB/s
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.ACF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 39 40 49 51 44 MB/s
Read 36.6
Write 32.2
Mixed 28.8
SusWrite 43.9
26% 35.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
132% 0.8 MB/s
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.ACF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 34 36 37 38 38 MB/s
Read 36.9
Write 34.6
Mixed 28.1
SusWrite 36
25% 33.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
115% 0.7 MB/s
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.ACF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6.1 2.2 2.6 7.5 7.3 8.5 MB/s
Read 25
Write 14.5
Mixed 15
SusWrite 5.7
11% 15.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
94% 0.57 MB/s
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.ACF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 9.4 9.8 9.9 9.6 9.7 9.1 MB/s
Read 6
Write 4.2
Mixed 6.2
SusWrite 9.6
5% 6.5 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.1
15% 0.1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,783,968 HDDs tested.

Typical ST3160212SCE 160GB Builds (Compare 1,415 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

System: HP Compaq 6005 Pro SFF PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $29

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