Average Bench: 83.5% (62nd of 1015)

more Based on 2,084 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3000VX010-2E3166, ST3000VX010-2H916L, ST3000VX 010-2H916L, ST3000VX 010-2E3166, ST3000VX010-2DT166, ST3000VX010-2H91, ST3000VX010-2E31

Very good average bench

The Seagate SkyHawk 3TB (2016) averaged just 16.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate SkyHawk 3TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.74MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 147MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate SkyHawk 3TB (2016) is 49.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate SkyHawk 3TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 72.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.66MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,084 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.6 Read 147 183
88.2 Write 143 177
53.4 Mixed 72.7 83.8
87.2 SusWrite 144 181
92.8% 127 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.66 0.8
1.4 4K Write 1.74 2.2
0.6 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
143% 1.05 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: CV12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 170 163 171 175 171 MB/s
Read 174
Write 165
Mixed 78.4
SusWrite 171
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: CV12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 176 176 172 175 177 MB/s
Read 168
Write 169
Mixed 82.6
SusWrite 175
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 163 149 169 155 149 MB/s
Read 170
Write 165
Mixed 78.3
SusWrite 151
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 167 159 173 164 185 MB/s
Read 151
Write 170
Mixed 71.8
SusWrite 168
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.97 MB/s
486GB free
Firmware: CV12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 109 107 107 108 108 MB/s
Read 102
Write 102
Mixed 69.7
SusWrite 108
70% 95.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
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Typical SkyHawk 3TB (2016) Builds (Compare 33,103 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 177%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 207%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING - $375

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $1,699

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