Average Bench: 84.8% (56th of 1015)

Based on 1,579 user benchmarks.  Models: ST2000VN004-2E4164, ST2000VN004-2E41, ST2000VN ST2000VN004-2E41

Very good average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 2TB (2016) averaged just 15.2% 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 148MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 2TB (2016) is 48.3%. 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 68.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.59MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,579 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.5 Read 148 180
87 Write 145 174
46.3 Mixed 68.3 78.9
87.6 SusWrite 148 179
92.9% 127 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.43 4K Read 0.59 0.7
1.3 4K Write 1.58 1.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.67 0.8
128% 0.95 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
922GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 168 171 170 170 169 MB/s
Read 168
Write 158
Mixed 62.6
SusWrite 169
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 161 162 162 161 155 MB/s
Read 171
Write 157
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 160
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 163 165 168 170 170 MB/s
Read 164
Write 159
Mixed 70.5
SusWrite 167
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
795GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 167 117 168 169 169 MB/s
Read 169
Write 156
Mixed 69
SusWrite 160
101% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 159 162 161 161 160 MB/s
Read 151
Write 157
Mixed 80
SusWrite 160
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
635GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 136 138 138 140 139 MB/s
Read 139
Write 138
Mixed 68
SusWrite 138
88% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.87 MB/s
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Typical IronWolf 2TB (2016) Builds (Compare 19,047 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 101%
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Desktop
Desktop 113%
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Workstation
Workstation 104%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X470-F GAMING - $166

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $929

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