Average Bench: 41.2% (486th of 1015)

Based on 9,913 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3160318AS, ST316031 8AS, ST316031 ST3160318AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB averaged 58.8% 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 1.65MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB is 47.8%. 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 46.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 66.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,913 samples)
Min Avg Max
13.2 Read 76.6 105
14.3 Write 70.3 102
17.5 Mixed 46.7 61.7
15.9 SusWrite 66.6 104
47.8% 65.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.56 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.65 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%
149GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 93 94 89 96 96 MB/s
Read 96.8
Write 94.5
Mixed 61.7
SusWrite 94.1
64% 86.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
90GB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 95 97 97 97 97 MB/s
Read 93.8
Write 90
Mixed 57.6
SusWrite 96.3
62% 84.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 56 57 71 70 69 MB/s
Read 106
Write 103
Mixed 62.1
SusWrite 60.7
61% 82.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
42GB free
Firmware: CC65
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 62 62 58 58 59 MB/s
Read 59.5
Write 62.3
Mixed 37.9
SusWrite 60
40% 54.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1.03 MB/s
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 52 47 58 52 45 MB/s
Read 64.7
Write 71.2
Mixed 44
SusWrite 51.2
43% 57.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC66
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 9.5 9.7 22 57 46 MB/s
Read 83.1
Write 82.2
Mixed 52.6
SusWrite 28.7
46% 61.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
121% 0.93 MB/s
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Typical ST3160318AS 160GB Builds (Compare 8,526 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 42%
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Workstation
Workstation 18%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $111

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