Average Bench: 25% (865th of 1015)

Based on 1,735 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3160827AS, ST316082 ST3160827AS, ST316082 7AS

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST3160827AS 160GB averaged 74.9% 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 0.76MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.63MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3160827AS 160GB is just 16.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3160827AS 160GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 22.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 29.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,735 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.7 Read 44.4 56
9.2 Write 22.3 52.8
13.7 Mixed 29.6 39.3
19.1 SusWrite 42.4 56.4
25.7% 34.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.63 0.7
0.5 4K Write 1.08 1.4
0.4 4K Mixed 0.76 0.9
130% 0.82 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
149GB free
Firmware: 3.42
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 56 56 57 57 57 MB/s
Read 56.5
Write 14.5
Mixed 38.3
SusWrite 56.4
31% 41.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
149GB free
Firmware: 3.42
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 57 56 57 57 57 MB/s
Read 54.5
Write 13.8
Mixed 37.8
SusWrite 56.4
30% 40.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
149GB free
Firmware: 3.42
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 56 56 56 57 56 MB/s
Read 52.7
Write 13.2
Mixed 34.9
SusWrite 56.3
29% 39.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
137% 0.83 MB/s
149GB free
Firmware: 3.42
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 56 57 57 57 57 MB/s
Read 51.9
Write 55.9
Mixed 42.1
SusWrite 56.6
38% 51.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
114GB free
Firmware: 3.42
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 40 39 39 39 39 MB/s
Read 51.8
Write 12.7
Mixed 32.6
SusWrite 39.4
25% 34.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.93 MB/s
114GB free
Firmware: 3.42
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 39 40 40 40 40 MB/s
Read 51.5
Write 12.8
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 39.5
26% 34.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 0.9 MB/s
148GB free
Firmware: 3.42
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 29 29 29 29 29 MB/s
Read 56.3
Write 14.5
Mixed 30.5
SusWrite 28.8
24% 32.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.4
85% 0.57 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: 3.42
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 39 40 39 39 40 MB/s
Read 28.5
Write 9
Mixed 15.2
SusWrite 39.3
17% 23 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.42
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 19 13 13 13 16 MB/s
Read 32.3
Write 32.8
Mixed 26.2
SusWrite 15.7
20% 26.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
115% 0.7 MB/s
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Typical ST3160827AS 160GB Builds (Compare 653 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 5%
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Desktop 54%
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Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $144

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