Average Bench: 66.9% (148th of 1015)

Based on 21,775 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3000DM007-1WY10G, ST3000DM007-2EP102, ST3000DM ST3000DM007-1WY1, ST3000DM 007-1WY10G, ST3000DM007-1WY1

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017) averaged 33.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.48MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 138MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017) is 49.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.12MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.89MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,775 samples)
Min Avg Max
48 Read 95.1 142
63.7 Write 118 152
41.9 Mixed 66 75.5
71.6 SusWrite 138 176
76.4% 104 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.48 2.2
0.5 4K Write 0.89 4.7
0 4K Mixed 0.12 0.7
91.7% 0.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 169 176 170 161 177 MB/s
Read 115
Write 132
Mixed 73.2
SusWrite 171
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
72% 0.67 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 168 169 156 154 142 MB/s
Read 117
Write 154
Mixed 72.2
SusWrite 157
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
76% 0.7 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 144 149 147 148 148 MB/s
Read 104
Write 129
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 146
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
68% 0.63 MB/s
947GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 143 144 144 143 146 MB/s
Read 72.7
Write 118
Mixed 60.1
SusWrite 143
72% 98.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
68% 0.63 MB/s
612GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 62 88 97 87 74 MB/s
Read 90.8
Write 51
Mixed 54.7
SusWrite 72.4
50% 67.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.1
33% 0.3 MB/s
2.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 67 74 35 86 79 MB/s
Read 47.9
Write 87.7
Mixed 56.1
SusWrite 63.5
47% 63.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
123% 0.8 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 3TB (2017) Builds (Compare 100,462 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,067

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Just died after 3 month of unstable work.


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