Average Bench: 30.9% (708th of 1015)

Based on 26,693 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

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3160815AS 160GB is 30.6%. 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 35.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 43.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,693 samples)
Min Avg Max
14.6 Read 56.4 74
12.9 Write 43.3 71.1
13.4 Mixed 35.3 44.3
19.5 SusWrite 50.9 73.8
34.3% 46.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.61 0.7
0.3 4K Write 1.21 1.7
0.2 4K Mixed 0.71 0.9
127% 0.84 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
140GB free
Firmware: 4.AAB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 73 75 75 75 75 MB/s
Read 59.7
Write 29.1
Mixed 39.3
SusWrite 73.9
37% 50.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
118% 0.87 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: 4.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 68 69 69 69 69 MB/s
Read 56.7
Write 27.6
Mixed 41.4
SusWrite 68.4
36% 48.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
126% 0.97 MB/s
79GB free
Firmware: 3.CHF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 62 63 63 63 63 MB/s
Read 61.9
Write 31.4
Mixed 38.4
SusWrite 62.1
36% 48.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 0.97 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.CHH
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 28 19 46 57 58 MB/s
Read 60.6
Write 59.1
Mixed 38.2
SusWrite 39.1
36% 49.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
114% 0.8 MB/s
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.ADA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 21 18 39 47 52 MB/s
Read 64.2
Write 67.5
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 35.4
38% 52.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 48 58 31 28 19 MB/s
Read 57.8
Write 56
Mixed 35.3
SusWrite 38.8
35% 47 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.CHH
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 34 11 14 8.1 7.3 MB/s
Read 64.5
Write 56.5
Mixed 31.8
SusWrite 16.5
31% 42.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
131% 0.9 MB/s
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 11 16 17 22 24 MB/s
Read 24
Write 14
Mixed 15.5
SusWrite 18
13% 17.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.1
34% 0.37 MB/s
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Typical ST3160815AS 160GB Builds (Compare 929 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 5%
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Desktop
Desktop 43%
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Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 755

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $210

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12 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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