Average Bench: 83.3% (64th of 1015)

Based on 3,392 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000VN004-2E4164, ST2000VN004-2E41, ST2000VN ST2000VN004-2E41

Very good average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 2TB (2016) averaged just 16.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate IronWolf 2TB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.67MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 146MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 2TB (2016) is 47.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate IronWolf 2TB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 68.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.59MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,392 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.7 Read 146 176
85.5 Write 141 171
37.2 Mixed 68.4 78.8
92.5 SusWrite 144 178
91.4% 125 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.59 0.7
1 4K Write 1.56 1.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.67 0.8
128% 0.94 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 175 175 178 178 175 MB/s
Read 168
Write 160
Mixed 74.7
SusWrite 176
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
125% 1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 169 169 171 170 171 MB/s
Read 165
Write 159
Mixed 77.3
SusWrite 169
104% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.9 MB/s
414GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 118 122 117 120 121 MB/s
Read 157
Write 154
Mixed 73.8
SusWrite 119
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
788GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 120 121 120 119 120 MB/s
Read 137
Write 132
Mixed 70.5
SusWrite 119
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
117% 0.9 MB/s
19GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 83 82 84 96 100 MB/s
Read 110
Write 104
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 88.2
68% 92.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
53GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 83 85 84 85 86 MB/s
Read 86.4
Write 86.8
Mixed 62.1
SusWrite 84.8
59% 80 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.87 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 53 47 29 68 40 MB/s
Read 20.5
Write 67.1
Mixed 26.7
SusWrite 50
30% 41.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.3
74% 0.67 MB/s
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Typical IronWolf 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 79,329 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 101%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,065

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