Average Bench: 41.2% (481st of 1015)

Based on 13,909 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 0.83MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.68MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB is 47.1%. 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 47.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 66.9MB/s
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 13,909 samples)
Min Avg Max
11.9 Read 76.6 104
15.8 Write 70.9 101
17.5 Mixed 47.6 60.9
16.3 SusWrite 66.9 103
48.2% 65.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.56 0.7
0.9 4K Write 1.68 2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.83 1
147% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
64GB free
Firmware: HP35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 108 108 110 109 110 MB/s
Read 112
Write 28.7
Mixed 64
SusWrite 109
58% 78.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
145GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 100 101 101 101 101 MB/s
Read 99.5
Write 100
Mixed 51.8
SusWrite 101
64% 88.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
144GB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 104 105 63 56 56 MB/s
Read 106
Write 106
Mixed 54.8
SusWrite 81.2
64% 87.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
11GB free
Firmware: H4LS
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 98 88 63 74 90 MB/s
Read 84.6
Write 82.7
Mixed 49.3
SusWrite 83.2
55% 74.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 79 87 87 87 88 MB/s
Read 72.6
Write 76.3
Mixed 49
SusWrite 84.9
52% 70.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
188% 1.27 MB/s
9GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 57 57 58 64 70 MB/s
Read 68.3
Write 70
Mixed 46
SusWrite 60.6
45% 61.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 71 90 34 52 93 MB/s
Read 47.5
Write 30
Mixed 44.3
SusWrite 63.3
34% 46.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.5
114% 0.97 MB/s
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 18 41 50 39 58 MB/s
Read 58.6
Write 55.1
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 40.3
36% 48.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
13,909 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,749,633 HDDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $337 mins
Send price feedback
Typical ST3160318AS 160GB Builds (Compare 3,706 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $179

Popular ST3160318AS 160GB compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your HDD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2021 HDD Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

1015 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different HDDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-11600K $270Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11400F $260Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i7-11700K $380Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $183
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $77SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback