Average Bench: 30.4% (739th of 1015)

Based on 19,829 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3160815AS, ST316081 5AS, ST316081 ST3160815AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3160815AS 160GB averaged 69.6% 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 0.68MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.59MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3160815AS 160GB is 28.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3160815AS 160GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 34.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 44MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,829 samples)
Min Avg Max
14.8 Read 55.2 73.4
14.8 Write 44 71.1
15.5 Mixed 34.8 43.9
20.6 SusWrite 50.4 73
34% 46.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.59 0.7
0.4 4K Write 1.18 1.7
0.2 4K Mixed 0.68 0.9
122% 0.82 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.CHH
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 67 66 63 68 64 MB/s
Read 70.3
Write 68.3
Mixed 41.3
SusWrite 65.1
45% 61.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4.AAB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 61 61 63 66 64 MB/s
Read 71.3
Write 69
Mixed 43.9
SusWrite 60
45% 61.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
35GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 60 63 47 40 40 MB/s
Read 55.8
Write 57
Mixed 38.6
SusWrite 51.7
37% 50.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
40GB free
Firmware: 3.ADA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 51 53 52 50 50 MB/s
Read 51.7
Write 51.8
Mixed 35.8
SusWrite 51.3
35% 47.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.CHH
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 62 53 53 57 63 MB/s
Read 45.5
Write 49.9
Mixed 34.1
SusWrite 56
34% 46.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
34GB free
Firmware: 4.AAB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 45 46 46 46 46 MB/s
Read 51.2
Write 24.2
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 45.8
29% 39.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.73 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4.AAB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 40 46 42 47 44 MB/s
Read 37.8
Write 37.3
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 43.1
27% 36.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.77 MB/s
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.CHF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 40 39 46 50 46 MB/s
Read 29.5
Write 36.7
Mixed 37
SusWrite 44.1
27% 36.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
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Typical ST3160815AS 160GB Builds (Compare 2,579 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 755

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $223

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