Average Bench: 30.3% (737th of 1015)

Based on 19,022 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3160815AS, ST316081 5AS, ST316081 ST3160815AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3160815AS 160GB averaged 69.7% 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 0.61MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3160815AS 160GB is 30.9%. 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 35MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 42.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,022 samples)
Min Avg Max
13.7 Read 55.4 73.8
12 Write 42.5 71.2
14.3 Mixed 35 44.2
17.9 SusWrite 49.9 73.8
33.7% 45.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.61 0.7
0.4 4K Write 1.2 1.7
0.2 4K Mixed 0.69 0.9
125% 0.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
169GB free
Firmware: 3.ADA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 145 145 144 141 141 MB/s
Read 139
Write 139
Mixed 63.9
SusWrite 142
88% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.2
207% 1.4 MB/s
149GB free
Firmware: 4.AAB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 75 76 76 76 75 MB/s
Read 75.8
Write 40
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 75
43% 58.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
124% 0.93 MB/s
144GB free
Firmware: 3.ADA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 73 73 72 73 74 MB/s
Read 71.9
Write 68.2
Mixed 44.3
SusWrite 72.9
47% 64.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
91GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 65 65 66 65 65 MB/s
Read 66.5
Write 37.8
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 65
39% 52.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
149% 0.93 MB/s
126GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 55 55 65 66 68 MB/s
Read 68.7
Write 64.8
Mixed 39.8
SusWrite 60.4
43% 58.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
149% 0.93 MB/s
61GB free
Firmware: 4.AAB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 50 50 50 50 50 MB/s
Read 74.2
Write 34
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 49.9
37% 50.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
88GB free
Firmware: 3.CHF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 56 55 56 57 56 MB/s
Read 54.6
Write 29.6
Mixed 38.3
SusWrite 55.9
33% 44.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
149% 0.93 MB/s
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.ACF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 42 46 48 47 48 MB/s
Read 65.3
Write 53.5
Mixed 42.3
SusWrite 42.9
38% 51 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
71GB free
Firmware: 3.CHF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 0 0 36 49 49 MB/s
Read 48.2
Write 38.7
Mixed 33.8
SusWrite 25.5
27% 36.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.73 MB/s
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Typical ST3160815AS 160GB Builds (Compare 2,904 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 755

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 26% - Poor Total price: $212

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The motor has an annoying background sound, but its not very noticable and its okay for a hard drive to have videos and pictures on


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