Average Bench: 25.1% (879th of 1015)

Based on 3,285 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3160023AS, ST316002 3AS, ST316002 ST3160023AS, ST316002 3A

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST3160023AS 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 0.75MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.62MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3160023AS 160GB is just 18.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3160023AS 160GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 31.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 30.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,285 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.5 Read 44.3 56.2
9.7 Write 31.2 54.5
15.3 Mixed 30.8 39.3
22.2 SusWrite 42.8 56.4
27.5% 37.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.62 0.7
0.4 4K Write 1.15 1.5
0.4 4K Mixed 0.75 0.9
130% 0.84 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
137GB free
Firmware: 8.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 52 52 52 53 52 MB/s
Read 52.3
Write 50.7
Mixed 37.1
SusWrite 52.3
36% 48.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1.03 MB/s
145GB free
Firmware: 3.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 51 51 51 51 51 MB/s
Read 48.7
Write 11.5
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 50.9
26% 34.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
23GB free
Firmware: 8.12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 52 52 52 52 52 MB/s
Read 47.3
Write 12
Mixed 26.5
SusWrite 51.8
25% 34.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: 3.43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 51 51 51 51 51 MB/s
Read 42.4
Write 11.6
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 50.8
24% 32.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.9
145% 0.87 MB/s
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 8.12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 27 35 48 50 50 MB/s
Read 50.1
Write 48.7
Mixed 35.5
SusWrite 39.4
32% 43.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.87 MB/s
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 24 36 48 50 51 MB/s
Read 48.1
Write 50.1
Mixed 36.5
SusWrite 40.5
32% 43.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
104GB free
Firmware: 3.43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 31 35 43 44 39 MB/s
Read 18
Write 11.5
Mixed 22.5
SusWrite 36.2
16% 22 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.9
145% 0.87 MB/s
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Typical ST3160023AS 160GB Builds (Compare 2,783 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

System: HP Compaq 8000 Elite SFF PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 32% - Below average Total price: $56

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