Average Bench: 24.8% (886th of 1015)

Based on 1,336 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3160827AS, ST316082 ST3160827AS, ST316082 7AS

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST3160827AS 160GB averaged 75.1% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.72MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.62MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3160827AS 160GB is just 19.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3160827AS 160GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 25.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 30.1MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,336 samples)
Min Avg Max
17.1 Read 43.7 56
9.7 Write 25.9 52.7
14.3 Mixed 30.1 40.3
20.7 SusWrite 42.4 56.4
26.3% 35.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.23 4K Read 0.62 0.7
0.4 4K Write 1.06 1.4
0.3 4K Mixed 0.72 0.9
126% 0.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
79GB free
Firmware: 3.42
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 49 49 49 49 49 MB/s
Read 48.5
Write 49.7
Mixed 35.3
SusWrite 49
34% 45.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.93 MB/s
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.42
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 24 37 47 50 51 MB/s
Read 51.5
Write 53.8
Mixed 40
SusWrite 41.3
34% 46.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.42
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 33 39 44 51 51 MB/s
Read 44
Write 49.8
Mixed 35.8
SusWrite 42
32% 42.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,216,427 HDDs tested.


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Typical ST3160827AS 160GB Builds (Compare 7,301 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 28%
Desktop 40%
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Workstation 28%

Motherboard: Asrock 970 Pro3 R2.0 - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $400

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