Average Bench: 30.9% (706th of 1015)

Based on 8,434 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3160812AS, ST316081 2A, ST316081 2AS-1, ST316081 ST3160812AS, ST316081 2AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3160812AS 160GB averaged 69.1% 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 0.74MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.6MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3160812AS 160GB is 27.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3160812AS 160GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 44.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 38.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,434 samples)
Min Avg Max
17.8 Read 56.4 72.2
15.4 Write 44.1 69.5
17.9 Mixed 38.9 48.7
21.2 SusWrite 51 71.3
35.2% 47.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.47 4K Write 1.14 1.5
0.2 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
128% 0.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
57GB free
Firmware: L
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 67 70 69 69 70 MB/s
Read 64.3
Write 43.5
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 69.1
40% 54.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
130% 0.8 MB/s
24GB free
Firmware: 3.AHL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 44 44 45 44 44 MB/s
Read 45.8
Write 25
Mixed 35.1
SusWrite 44.5
28% 37.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.77 MB/s
48GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 39 39 39 39 39 MB/s
Read 42.7
Write 17.7
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 38.8
25% 33.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 20 22 25 22 19 MB/s
Read 43.5
Write 63.5
Mixed 42.8
SusWrite 21.8
32% 42.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.2
51% 0.5 MB/s
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.8 8.2 8.6 11 11 11 MB/s
Read 39
Write 10
Mixed 14.8
SusWrite 9.6
14% 18.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
86% 0.5 MB/s
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AmazonUS $1174 months
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Typical ST3160812AS 160GB Builds (Compare 2,443 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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