Average Bench: 41% (497th of 1010)

Based on 5,469 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3160318AS, ST316031 8AS, ST316031 ST3160318AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB averaged 59.0% 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 0.82MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.63MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB is 46%. 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 66.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,469 samples)
Min Avg Max
11.6 Read 75.6 104
14.2 Write 72.4 103
15.7 Mixed 45.5 60.5
19.7 SusWrite 66.9 103
47.9% 65.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.56 0.7
0.46 4K Write 1.63 2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.82 1
145% 1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
59GB free
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 89 91 91 91 91 MB/s
Read 88.8
Write 90.2
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 90.4
60% 81.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 58 54 83 91 93 MB/s
Read 93.3
Write 76.1
Mixed 54.6
SusWrite 72.7
55% 74.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 61 87 86 91 90 MB/s
Read 77.5
Write 76
Mixed 46
SusWrite 80.9
52% 70.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1
162% 1 MB/s
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 66 63 64 72 59 MB/s
Read 93.4
Write 85.9
Mixed 54.7
SusWrite 61.7
54% 73.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 1 MB/s
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC6B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 80 66 74 77 79 MB/s
Read 68.3
Write 80.5
Mixed 33
SusWrite 75
47% 64.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
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Typical ST3160318AS 160GB Builds (Compare 3,926 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 29%
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Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $106

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