Average Bench: 83.9% (59th of 1015)

Based on 1,253 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3000NM0033-9ZM178, ST3000NM 0033-9ZM178, ST3000NM0033-9ZM, ST3000NM ST3000NM0033-9ZM

Very good average bench

The Seagate ST3000NM0033-9ZM178 3TB averaged just 16.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate ST3000NM0033-9ZM178 3TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.99MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.37MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3000NM0033-9ZM178 3TB is 48.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST3000NM0033-9ZM178 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 81.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 143MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,253 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.5 Read 148 182
90.1 Write 143 176
57.3 Mixed 81.8 97.3
88.7 SusWrite 144 179
94.8% 129 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1 4K Read 1.37 1.8
0.7 4K Write 2.19 3.1
0.8 4K Mixed 0.99 1.2
208% 1.52 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: GA04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 171 171 172 169 167 MB/s
Read 170
Write 163
Mixed 88.1
SusWrite 170
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
203% 1.57 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: SN06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 153 160 163 162 159 MB/s
Read 179
Write 171
Mixed 82.9
SusWrite 156
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
229% 1.67 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: GA04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 173 169 168 168 157 MB/s
Read 167
Write 163
Mixed 81.9
SusWrite 166
106% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
225% 1.63 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SN04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 161 162 162 162 161 MB/s
Read 159
Write 152
Mixed 87.7
SusWrite 160
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
217% 1.57 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SN04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 135 135 138 139 141 MB/s
Read 176
Write 166
Mixed 91.7
SusWrite 138
105% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 0.8
198% 1.73 MB/s
148GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SN03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 96 125 149 147 152 MB/s
Read 75.5
Write 73
Mixed 66.7
SusWrite 128
63% 85.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
234% 1.67 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: SN06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 100 98 101 101 101 MB/s
Read 89.2
Write 76.5
Mixed 76.4
SusWrite 99.9
63% 85.5 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
175% 1.23 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,990,331 HDDs tested.

Typical ST3000NM0033-9ZM178 3TB Builds (Compare 84,569 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,197

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