Average Bench: 31% (700th of 1015)

Based on 32,058 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3160815AS, ST316081 5AS, ST316081 ST3160815AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3160815AS 160GB averaged 69.0% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.72MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.62MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3160815AS 160GB is 29.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3160815AS 160GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 36.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 43.7MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 32,058 samples)
Min Avg Max
16.5 Read 56.4 73.6
14 Write 43.7 71.2
17 Mixed 36.2 44.3
18.1 SusWrite 51.3 74.1
34.6% 46.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.62 0.7
0.5 4K Write 1.24 1.7
0.2 4K Mixed 0.72 0.9
129% 0.86 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
95GB free
Firmware: 4.AAB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 62 62 63 63 63 MB/s
Read 64.3
Write 49
Mixed 39.6
SusWrite 62.7
40% 53.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
44GB free
Firmware: 3.CHH
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 59 60 60 60 60 MB/s
Read 65
Write 61.3
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 59
42% 57 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
51GB free
Firmware: 4.ADA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 53 49 50 65 59 MB/s
Read 50.7
Write 50.8
Mixed 37.3
SusWrite 53.3
35% 48 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,353,689 HDDs tested.


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Gaming 2%
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Desktop 65%
Workstation 2%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $326

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2 years ago.

Its a single platter hard drive that is a bit loud and dosent have the best read and Write speeds but its an okay drive for basic use.


6 months ago.

It's a little loud and dosen't have alot of space. the read/writes speeds are slow aswell.

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