Average Bench: 40.7% (500th of 1015)

Based on 6,727 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3160318AS, ST316031 8AS, ST316031 ST3160318AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB averaged 59.2% 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 0.83MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.67MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB is 45.4%. 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 45.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 65.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,727 samples)
Min Avg Max
11.5 Read 75.8 104
16.1 Write 72.3 102
14.8 Mixed 45.5 60.3
19.5 SusWrite 65.9 103
47.7% 64.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.19 4K Read 0.56 0.7
0.7 4K Write 1.67 2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.83 1
146% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
146GB free
Firmware: HP34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 105 106 106 106 106 MB/s
Read 106
Write 33.3
Mixed 62
SusWrite 106
57% 76.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
148GB free
Firmware: CC68
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 86 91 92 92 90 MB/s
Read 91
Write 89.6
Mixed 57.1
SusWrite 90.3
60% 82 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC66
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 74 69 75 75 78 MB/s
Read 81.8
Write 71.3
Mixed 49.8
SusWrite 69.5
50% 68.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
125% 1 MB/s
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 57 45 54 60 60 MB/s
Read 62.2
Write 52.5
Mixed 38
SusWrite 53.9
38% 51.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.87 MB/s
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Typical ST3160318AS 160GB Builds (Compare 5,763 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $65

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