Average Bench: 84.1% (60th of 1015)

Based on 2,143 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000VN004-2E4164, ST2000VN004-2E41, ST2000VN ST2000VN004-2E41

Very good average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 2TB (2016) averaged just 15.9% 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 147MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 2TB (2016) is 47.6%. 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 69MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.59MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,143 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.8 Read 147 180
88.8 Write 145 174
52.2 Mixed 69 79.5
86.9 SusWrite 147 179
92.6% 127 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.59 0.7
1.3 4K Write 1.58 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: 186 183 186 187 185 185 MB/s
Read 187
Write 175
Mixed 82.9
SusWrite 185
115% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.07 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 163 161 163 165 164 MB/s
Read 164
Write 166
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 163
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 156 154 157 156 155 MB/s
Read 168
Write 166
Mixed 77.1
SusWrite 156
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.93 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 152 150 153 153 153 MB/s
Read 154
Write 151
Mixed 68.7
SusWrite 152
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
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Typical IronWolf 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 495 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 134%
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Desktop
Desktop 132%
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Workstation
Workstation 128%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z390 Phantom Gaming 9

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,655

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