Average Bench: 68.7% (137th of 1015)

Based on 15,911 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 31.3% 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 1.49MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 142MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017) is 44.5%. 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 0.13MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.91MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,911 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.6 Read 97.1 141
74.3 Write 120 153
54.3 Mixed 67.8 78.2
79.6 SusWrite 142 176
78.3% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.49 2.18
0.5 4K Write 0.91 4.7
0 4K Mixed 0.13 0.7
93.4% 0.84 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 162 168 176 171 169 MB/s
Read 124
Write 102
Mixed 67.7
SusWrite 168
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
30% 0.33 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 160 161 170 175 166 MB/s
Read 122
Write 138
Mixed 69.1
SusWrite 164
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
68% 0.63 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 158 164 163 163 165 MB/s
Read 113
Write 136
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 162
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
72% 0.67 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 132 145 137 148 149 MB/s
Read 109
Write 104
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 143
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
51% 0.5 MB/s
922GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 139 149 153 152 152 MB/s
Read 92.5
Write 110
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 149
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
72% 0.67 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 155 160 160 145 159 MB/s
Read 85.5
Write 105
Mixed 71.8
SusWrite 154
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.9
243% 2.17 MB/s
2.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1.3 3.1 30 15 30 51 MB/s
Read 6.7
Write 18.9
Mixed 0.5
SusWrite 21.9
9% 12 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0
4% 0.07 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 37,656,205 HDDs tested.

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Typical Barracuda 3TB (2017) Builds (Compare 79,329 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 101%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,065

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Just died after 3 month of unstable work.


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