Average Bench: 30.8% (707th of 1015)

Based on 24,324 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 0.69MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.61MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3160815AS 160GB is 29.7%. 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 35.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 45.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,324 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.3 Read 56.6 73.8
15.3 Write 45.7 71
16.7 Mixed 35.5 44.1
18.2 SusWrite 50.6 73.3
34.7% 47.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.61 0.7
0.5 4K Write 1.24 1.7
0.23 4K Mixed 0.69 0.9
126% 0.85 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
139GB free
Firmware: C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 71 73 73 73 73 MB/s
Read 72.4
Write 42.2
Mixed 40.7
SusWrite 72.6
42% 57 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: 4.CCA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 74 73 74 74 73 MB/s
Read 57.8
Write 51
Mixed 42.8
SusWrite 73.3
41% 56.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4.ADA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 49 46 42 52 52 MB/s
Read 65.2
Write 64.3
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 48.7
40% 54.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.83 MB/s
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4.AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 55 54 56 49 56 MB/s
Read 54.1
Write 46.3
Mixed 32.2
SusWrite 51.2
34% 45.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.4
95% 0.8 MB/s
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4.AAB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 48 47 55 51 52 MB/s
Read 54.3
Write 50
Mixed 15
SusWrite 48.6
30% 42 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.2
52% 0.43 MB/s
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4.AAB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 33 36 56 60 62 MB/s
Read 52.7
Write 57
Mixed 33.8
SusWrite 45.8
35% 47.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.83 MB/s
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.CHF
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 22 7.3 33 34 34 MB/s
Read 49.7
Write 41
Mixed 29.2
SusWrite 24.8
27% 36.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
126% 0.73 MB/s
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 24 22 19 18 24 MB/s
Read 26.1
Write 27.9
Mixed 30.8
SusWrite 21.6
20% 26.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
86% 0.5 MB/s
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Typical ST3160815AS 160GB Builds (Compare 609 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%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 755

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $215

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8 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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