Average Bench: 83.3% (65th of 1015)

Based on 2,737 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. Sustained Write Speed 145MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 2TB (2016) is 45.7%. 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 68.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,737 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.9 Read 145 177
86.4 Write 142 171
51.5 Mixed 68.6 77.9
84 SusWrite 145 178
91.5% 125 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.6 0.7
1.3 4K Write 1.57 1.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.67 0.8
129% 0.95 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: 172 171 176 174 176 176 MB/s
Read 169
Write 158
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 174
106% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 167 168 171 179 169 MB/s
Read 161
Write 154
Mixed 78.4
SusWrite 170
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 147 149 148 147 147 MB/s
Read 128
Write 133
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 147
88% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
693GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 145 142 145 144 141 MB/s
Read 122
Write 132
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 143
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
121% 0.93 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 113 112 114 113 114 MB/s
Read 104
Write 101
Mixed 69
SusWrite 113
71% 96.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
161GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 94 105 99 106 88 MB/s
Read 113
Write 105
Mixed 25.1
SusWrite 96.2
61% 84.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.6
103% 0.57 MB/s
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Typical IronWolf 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 54,291 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $989

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