Average Bench: 68.6% (141st of 1015)

Based on 2,866 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3000DM007-1WY10G, 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 1.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 142MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017) is 59.7%. This is a relatively 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 97.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,866 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.9 Read 97.5 146
38.4 Write 119 152
32.1 Mixed 64.5 76
46.5 SusWrite 142 178
77.4% 106 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.4 2.2
0.5 4K Write 1.59 5.2
0 4K Mixed 0.23 0.8
113% 1.07 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: 174 165 170 178 183 181 MB/s
Read 132
Write 154
Mixed 68.3
SusWrite 175
97% 132 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: 160 179 183 183 177 180 MB/s
Read 110
Write 134
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 177
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: 139 155 157 164 157 157 MB/s
Read 97.5
Write 109
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 155
80% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
26% 0.3 MB/s
71GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 146 148 146 142 147 MB/s
Read 83.3
Write 134
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 146
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 0.6
225% 2.47 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 3TB (2017) Builds (Compare 20,331 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 112%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X470-PRO - $144

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $907

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Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $60
Intel Core i5-9600K $225Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $278Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
Intel Core i7-9700K $350Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $211
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $64Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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