Average Bench: 78.3% (90th of 1015)

more Based on 764 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3000VM002-1F316N, ST3000VM002-1F31, ST3000VM002-1ET1, ST3000VM002-1ET166, ST3000VM 002-1ET166, ST3000VM ST3000VM002-1F31

Good average bench

The Seagate ST3000VM002-1F316N 3TB averaged 21.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate ST3000VM002-1F316N 3TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.73MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 139MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3000VM002-1F316N 3TB is 50.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST3000VM002-1F316N 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 64.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.67MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 764 samples)
Min Avg Max
78 Read 139 174
72.4 Write 134 172
43 Mixed 64.3 75.2
78.3 SusWrite 135 175
86.1% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.67 0.8
1.1 4K Write 1.56 1.8
0.58 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
138% 0.99 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 169 168 167 168 170 MB/s
Read 170
Write 168
Mixed 71
SusWrite 168
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SC12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 172 173 173 173 171 MB/s
Read 165
Write 164
Mixed 75.7
SusWrite 172
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: SC12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 131 130 129 129 126 MB/s
Read 174
Write 165
Mixed 70.6
SusWrite 129
98% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 149 151 154 150 152 MB/s
Read 144
Write 150
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 151
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,779,069 HDDs tested.

Typical ST3000VM002-1F316N 3TB Builds (Compare 32 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop 70%
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

System: Fujitsu CELSIUS M730power

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $570

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