Average Bench: 41.3% (481st of 1015)

Based on 13,219 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3160318AS, ST316031 8AS, ST316031 ST3160318AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB averaged 58.7% 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 0.84MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.67MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB is 44.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 47.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 66.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,219 samples)
Min Avg Max
15.1 Read 76.6 103
15.6 Write 72.7 101
16 Mixed 47.2 60.6
17.9 SusWrite 66.9 103
48.4% 65.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.57 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.67 2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.84 1
147% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
94GB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 99 98 97 92 98 MB/s
Read 101
Write 99.3
Mixed 50.5
SusWrite 96.7
64% 86.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
130GB free
Firmware: HP11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 101 102 101 101 100 MB/s
Read 97.1
Write 33.1
Mixed 58.9
SusWrite 100
54% 72.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
173% 1.2 MB/s
142GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 95 96 97 96 97 MB/s
Read 101
Write 101
Mixed 60.3
SusWrite 95.9
66% 89.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 65 74 81 86 59 MB/s
Read 90.8
Write 96.1
Mixed 58.6
SusWrite 73.2
59% 79.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC66
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 82 79 48 17 23 MB/s
Read 77.6
Write 75.6
Mixed 49.2
SusWrite 54.4
47% 64.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 18 36 49 39 66 MB/s
Read 64
Write 52.4
Mixed 25.9
SusWrite 39.7
33% 45.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.9 MB/s
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 22 11 11 15 20 MB/s
Read 8.5
Write 23.4
Mixed 25.3
SusWrite 16.3
14% 18.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
94% 0.77 MB/s
4GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 12 18 9.1 6.5 4.3 8.7 MB/s
Read 5
Write 5.7
Mixed 7.7
SusWrite 9.7
5% 7.02 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0.1
15% 0.07 MB/s
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Typical ST3160318AS 160GB Builds (Compare 3,477 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
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Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $114

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