Average Bench: 25% (888th of 1015)

Based on 2,995 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 0.74MB/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 18.7%. 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 31.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 30.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,995 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.5 Read 44.4 56.2
9.7 Write 31.7 55.1
14.1 Mixed 30.8 39.5
20.4 SusWrite 42.4 56.4
27.6% 37.3 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%
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 49 53 52 53 53 MB/s
Read 53.5
Write 53.5
Mixed 36.4
SusWrite 50.9
36% 48.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 0.97 MB/s
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 49 51 51 51 52 MB/s
Read 53.3
Write 54.2
Mixed 37.1
SusWrite 48.7
36% 48.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
112GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 8.12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 37 36 48 48 50 MB/s
Read 51.5
Write 51.2
Mixed 35.6
SusWrite 42.4
33% 45.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.83 MB/s
60GB free
Firmware: 3.43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 45 45 45 45 45 MB/s
Read 43.7
Write 11.2
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 45.2
23% 31.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.8 MB/s
31GB free
Firmware: 3.46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 38 38 36 36 36 MB/s
Read 51
Write 51.8
Mixed 37.3
SusWrite 36.8
33% 44.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 46 49 41 46 51 MB/s
Read 24
Write 24.7
Mixed 36.5
SusWrite 46
24% 32.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1.17 MB/s
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 17 20 36 48 50 MB/s
Read 11.9
Write 11.4
Mixed 11
SusWrite 30.3
12% 16.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.2
40% 0.27 MB/s
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Typical ST3160023AS 160GB Builds (Compare 2,287 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

System: HP Compaq 8000 Elite SFF PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 24% - Poor Total price: $56

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