Average Bench: 81% (72nd of 1015)

Based on 8,291 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000VN004-2E4164, ST2000VN004-2E41, ST2000VN ST2000VN004-2E41

Very good average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 2TB (2016) averaged just 18.9% 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 0.65MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 142MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 2TB (2016) is 49.5%. 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 0.58MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,291 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.5 Read 141 174
78.6 Write 139 170
53.5 Mixed 68.4 78.1
81.7 SusWrite 142 178
89.5% 122 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.58 0.7
1.3 4K Write 1.57 1.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.65 0.7
126% 0.93 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: 180 185 186 184 183 184 MB/s
Read 174
Write 179
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 184
112% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
125% 1 MB/s
293GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 101 93 97 94 96 MB/s
Read 130
Write 114
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 96.3
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.9 MB/s
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Typical IronWolf 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 4,323 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 124%
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Desktop
Desktop 97%
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Workstation
Workstation 115%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-F GAMING - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,211

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