Average Bench: 30.4% (717th of 1015)

Based on 32,191 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3160815AS, ST316081 5AS, ST316081 ST3160815AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3160815AS 160GB averaged 69.5% 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 0.69MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.6MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3160815AS 160GB is 29.6%. 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 35.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 42.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 32,191 samples)
Min Avg Max
14 Read 56 73.4
14.2 Write 42.9 71
14.7 Mixed 35.2 44.2
16.5 SusWrite 49.7 73.6
33.9% 46 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.4 4K Write 1.2 1.7
0.2 4K Mixed 0.69 0.9
124% 0.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
142GB free
Firmware: 3.ADA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 76 76 76 76 76 MB/s
Read 74.8
Write 70.3
Mixed 44.3
SusWrite 75.4
49% 66.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
110GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 59 64 62 62 61 MB/s
Read 65.8
Write 35.5
Mixed 36.2
SusWrite 57.7
36% 48.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
120% 0.7 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 35 42 47 46 52 MB/s
Read 72
Write 62.8
Mixed 37.6
SusWrite 43
40% 53.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
118GB free
Firmware: 4.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 55 55 56 55 55 MB/s
Read 47.3
Write 48.2
Mixed 34
SusWrite 54.9
34% 46.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.77 MB/s
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.CHF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6.3 28 36 33 26 47 MB/s
Read 12.3
Write 3.5
Mixed 6.3
SusWrite 29.3
9% 12.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
17% 0.1 MB/s
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 17 16 15 16 14 MB/s
Read 5.5
Write 11.4
Mixed 11.2
SusWrite 15.4
8% 10.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0
6% 0.07 MB/s
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4.AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7 4.5 6.2 5.9 15 16 MB/s
Read 10.8
Write 9.5
Mixed 12.3
SusWrite 9.2
8% 10.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.2
28% 0.13 MB/s
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 8.6 15 17 7.6 6.7 MB/s
Read 7.7
Write 5.5
Mixed 8.2
SusWrite 11
6% 8.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0
6% 0.07 MB/s
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Typical ST3160815AS 160GB Builds (Compare 965 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 4%
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Desktop 44%
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Workstation
Workstation 4%
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System: HP Compaq dc7900 Small Form Factor

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $107

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19 months 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.


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