Average Bench: 40.7% (496th of 1015)

Based on 11,910 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3160318AS, ST316031 8AS, ST316031 ST3160318AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB averaged 59.3% 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 1.64MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB is 44.4%. 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 45.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 66.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,910 samples)
Min Avg Max
12.9 Read 74.7 103
14.2 Write 69.2 101
15.4 Mixed 45.4 60.6
20 SusWrite 66.9 102
47.1% 64 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.56 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.64 2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.83 1
146% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
106GB free
Firmware: HP34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 95 94 95 95 95 MB/s
Read 95.3
Write 26.3
Mixed 49.4
SusWrite 93.7
49% 66.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC66
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 92 86 92 92 99 MB/s
Read 87.8
Write 80
Mixed 58.7
SusWrite 90.6
58% 79.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.1 MB/s
27GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 62 58 58 60 59 MB/s
Read 64.8
Write 66.5
Mixed 30.2
SusWrite 58.4
40% 55 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
166% 1.07 MB/s
57GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 32 30 33 77 83 MB/s
Read 54
Write 69.5
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 46.7
41% 54.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 32 36 31 46 30 MB/s
Read 8.8
Write 20
Mixed 19.8
SusWrite 34.3
15% 20.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
92% 0.73 MB/s
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 12 8.5 8.3 10 16 MB/s
Read 24
Write 2
Mixed 31
SusWrite 14.5
14% 17.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.3
68% 0.63 MB/s
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC66
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 9 6.5 11 13 17 MB/s
Read 25.5
Write 28.8
Mixed 26
SusWrite 11.6
17% 23 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.1
34% 0.4 MB/s
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Typical ST3160318AS 160GB Builds (Compare 2,224 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $107

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