Average Bench: 36.6% (565th of 1015)

Based on 1,045 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3160316CS, ST316031 ST3160316CS, ST316031 6CS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3160316CS 160GB averaged 63.4% 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 0.67MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.49MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3160316CS 160GB is 38.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST3160316CS 160GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 40.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 60.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,045 samples)
Min Avg Max
16.8 Read 66.9 94.5
16.5 Write 67 92.9
13 Mixed 40.1 51.2
17.7 SusWrite 60.4 92.9
43% 58.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.48 0.6
0.4 4K Write 1.49 1.8
0.2 4K Mixed 0.67 0.9
122% 0.88 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
149GB free
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 79 80 80 81 80 MB/s
Read 78.8
Write 77.7
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 79.9
52% 71.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CA12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 56 66 72 82 81 MB/s
Read 88
Write 89.2
Mixed 50.5
SusWrite 69.2
54% 74.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.93 MB/s
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 65 63 76 79 78 MB/s
Read 70.6
Write 75
Mixed 32.4
SusWrite 70.4
45% 62.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
143% 0.9 MB/s
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CA12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 64 65 69 70 75 MB/s
Read 62.5
Write 67.7
Mixed 47.6
SusWrite 67.8
45% 61.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.9 MB/s
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 27 36 74 75 73 MB/s
Read 70.7
Write 71.5
Mixed 44.3
SusWrite 56.3
45% 60.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
152% 1.03 MB/s
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 51 46 48 52 52 MB/s
Read 56.2
Write 54.1
Mixed 38.1
SusWrite 45.6
36% 48.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CA12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 36 32 26 49 7.8 MB/s
Read 54.7
Write 5.7
Mixed 22.1
SusWrite 28.5
20% 27.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.3
62% 0.57 MB/s
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 23 24 13 16 23 MB/s
Read 16.7
Write 12.3
Mixed 25.5
SusWrite 19.3
14% 18.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.2
50% 0.53 MB/s
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Typical ST3160316CS 160GB Builds (Compare 206 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $674

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