Average Bench: 30.9% (714th of 1015)

Based on 21,857 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3160815AS, ST316081 5AS, ST316081 ST3160815AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3160815AS 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 0.71MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.61MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3160815AS 160GB is 27.5%. 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 35.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 43.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,857 samples)
Min Avg Max
17.7 Read 55.9 73.8
14 Write 43.5 70.4
16.9 Mixed 35.4 44
21.1 SusWrite 51.4 73.5
34.3% 46.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.61 0.7
0.5 4K Write 1.23 1.7
0.27 4K Mixed 0.71 0.9
127% 0.85 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
124GB free
Firmware: 4.AAB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 68 69 69 70 68 MB/s
Read 73.5
Write 37.7
Mixed 44.3
SusWrite 68.5
41% 56 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
149GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 72 71 68 73 72 MB/s
Read 48.5
Write 18.5
Mixed 33.5
SusWrite 70.7
32% 42.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.8 MB/s
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4.ADA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 35 44 46 47 48 MB/s
Read 74.2
Write 72.9
Mixed 43.4
SusWrite 42.2
43% 58.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
83GB free
Firmware: 3.CHF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 55 63 48 63 59 MB/s
Read 58.7
Write 25.5
Mixed 37.7
SusWrite 54.7
33% 44.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
132% 0.8 MB/s
78GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 9.9 0 0 67 73 73 MB/s
Read 71.3
Write 47.5
Mixed 43.3
SusWrite 37.1
37% 49.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 0.97 MB/s
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 42 31 32 52 30 MB/s
Read 67.2
Write 63.3
Mixed 40.8
SusWrite 38.7
39% 52.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.77 MB/s
35GB free
Firmware: D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 50 51 50 51 51 MB/s
Read 51
Write 30.3
Mixed 32.2
SusWrite 50.7
30% 41 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 30 56 35 51 61 MB/s
Read 59.5
Write 15.2
Mixed 13.5
SusWrite 41.9
24% 32.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.1
36% 0.27 MB/s
122GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.CHF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 13 16 18 20 18 MB/s
Read 22.3
Write 16
Mixed 14.8
SusWrite 16.7
13% 17.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.3
49% 0.3 MB/s
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Typical ST3160815AS 160GB Builds (Compare 3,136 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 18%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 755

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 26% - Poor Total price: $215

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1 month 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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