Average Bench: 84.4% (54th of 1015)

Based on 385 user benchmarks.  Model: ST3000NM0053

Very good average bench

The Seagate ST3000NM0053 3TB averaged just 15.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate ST3000NM0053 3TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.98MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.34MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3000NM0053 3TB is 45.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST3000NM0053 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 82.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 146MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 385 samples)
Min Avg Max
89.7 Read 148 179
92 Write 147 176
62.4 Mixed 82.4 105
87.8 SusWrite 146 177
95.9% 131 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.73 4K Read 1.34 1.9
1.63 4K Write 2.23 3
0.51 4K Mixed 0.98 1.2
206% 1.52 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
965GB free (System drive)
Firmware: G00A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 150 156 145 158 161 MB/s
Read 143
Write 158
Mixed 80.9
SusWrite 153
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.43 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: G00A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 145 143 145 145 147 MB/s
Read 146
Write 141
Mixed 86.3
SusWrite 145
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.2
233% 1.57 MB/s
57GB free
Firmware: G00A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 88 87 87 86 87 MB/s
Read 146
Write 139
Mixed 77.4
SusWrite 86.5
83% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
198% 1.4 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,784,190 HDDs tested.

Typical ST3000NM0053 3TB Builds (Compare 2,786 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 105%
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI MAG B460M MORTAR WIFI (MS-7C82)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $684

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