Average Bench: 66.8% (156th of 1015)

Based on 2,532 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3000DM007-1WY10G, ST3000DM ST3000DM007-1WY1, ST3000DM 007-1WY10G, ST3000DM007-1WY1

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017) averaged 33.2% 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 1.37MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 138MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017) is 63.1%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 64.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 94.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,532 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.4 Read 94.3 147
42.7 Write 120 154
32.7 Mixed 64.5 76
54.6 SusWrite 138 177
76.4% 104 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 1.37 2
0.5 4K Write 1.41 5
0 4K Mixed 0.22 0.8
108% 1 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: 166 170 168 176 172 169 MB/s
Read 117
Write 132
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 170
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
76% 0.7 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 161 151 157 150 160 MB/s
Read 104
Write 140
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 156
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
76% 0.7 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 137 156 157 156 151 MB/s
Read 105
Write 132
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 137
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
30% 0.33 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,415,197 HDDs tested.

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Typical Barracuda 3TB (2017) Builds (Compare 7,342 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 132%
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Desktop
Desktop 145%
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Workstation
Workstation 138%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 125% - Outstanding Total price: $1,580

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $350Nvidia GTX 1070 $400Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $127Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $103
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X $252Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $750Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $195
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $728SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $74SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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