Average Bench: 68.5% (138th of 1015)

Based on 9,077 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3000DM007-1WY10G, ST3000DM ST3000DM007-1WY1, ST3000DM 007-1WY10G, ST3000DM007-1WY1

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017) averaged 31.4% 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 1.42MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 142MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017) is 50.8%. 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 0.14MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,077 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.1 Read 96.6 143
66.8 Write 122 151
56.2 Mixed 67.2 78.5
68.6 SusWrite 142 177
78.3% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.42 2.1
0.5 4K Write 1 4.7
0 4K Mixed 0.14 0.7
93.7% 0.85 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 165 166 173 173 172 MB/s
Read 150
Write 150
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 168
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
63% 0.6 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 159 156 163 163 163 MB/s
Read 104
Write 124
Mixed 63.2
SusWrite 159
82% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
63% 0.6 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 158 146 156 157 158 MB/s
Read 93.5
Write 139
Mixed 72.3
SusWrite 155
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
97% 0.87 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 140 133 145 147 147 MB/s
Read 100
Write 117
Mixed 72.1
SusWrite 141
79% 108 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: 156 163 158 161 165 164 MB/s
Read 52
Write 107
Mixed 78.5
SusWrite 161
73% 99.6 MB/s
4K Read 7.3
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1
441% 3.23 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,373,897 HDDs tested.

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Typical Barracuda 3TB (2017) Builds (Compare 70,597 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $129

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $643

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Terrible

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Just died after 3 month of unstable work.


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