Average Bench: 24.8% (900th of 1015)

Based on 2,785 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3160023AS, ST316002 3AS, ST316002 ST3160023AS, ST316002 3A

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST3160023AS 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.74MB/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 19.2%. 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 32MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 30.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,785 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.6 Read 44.4 56
9.8 Write 32 54.6
13.7 Mixed 30.7 39.3
19.9 SusWrite 41.9 56.4
27.5% 37.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.62 0.7
0.4 4K Write 1.12 1.5
0.3 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
129% 0.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
20GB free
Firmware: 3.42
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 56 56 56 56 56 MB/s
Read 56
Write 14
Mixed 38.3
SusWrite 55.8
30% 41 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1 MB/s
123GB free
Firmware: 3.43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 51 50 48 35 35 MB/s
Read 52.8
Write 13.5
Mixed 32.8
SusWrite 45.2
27% 36.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
135% 0.8 MB/s
43GB free
Firmware: 3.43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 41 41 41 41 41 MB/s
Read 37.5
Write 37
Mixed 28.5
SusWrite 41.1
27% 36 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.8 MB/s
2GB free
Firmware: 3.42
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 40 38 37 37 42 MB/s
Read 30.5
Write 29.8
Mixed 23.9
SusWrite 39
23% 30.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.77 MB/s
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 12 17 17 16 19 29 MB/s
Read 10.5
Write 2
Mixed 9.5
SusWrite 18.3
8% 10.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.2
30% 0.17 MB/s
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Typical ST3160023AS 160GB Builds (Compare 615 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 113% - Outstanding Total price: $50

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