Average Bench: 69.7% (129th of 1015)

Based on 4,114 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3000DM007-1WY10G, ST3000DM ST3000DM007-1WY1, ST3000DM 007-1WY10G, ST3000DM007-1WY1

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017) averaged 30.2% 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 1.52MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 142MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017) is 46.7%. 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 66.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.19MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,114 samples)
Min Avg Max
52 Read 101 148
61.9 Write 121 153
51.6 Mixed 66.9 79.2
81.5 SusWrite 142 179
79% 108 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.52 2.52
0.5 4K Write 1.18 5
0 4K Mixed 0.19 0.88
107% 0.97 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: 171 186 194 195 194 195 MB/s
Read 142
Write 152
Mixed 77
SusWrite 189
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 2.2
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
218% 1.5 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 167 168 170 170 168 MB/s
Read 145
Write 153
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 166
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.8
161% 0.93 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 188 190 189 182 190 MB/s
Read 117
Write 119
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 186
90% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
59% 0.57 MB/s
838GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 173 172 181 167 183 MB/s
Read 91.1
Write 143
Mixed 74.7
SusWrite 173
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 2.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
101% 0.9 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 137 124 132 129 137 MB/s
Read 95.5
Write 128
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 132
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.6
130% 0.8 MB/s
188GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 130 134 138 141 139 MB/s
Read 87
Write 122
Mixed 59.5
SusWrite 133
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
55% 0.53 MB/s
504GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 84 78 84 83 85 MB/s
Read 114
Write 136
Mixed 68
SusWrite 83.2
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.3
102% 0.8 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 3TB (2017) Builds (Compare 23,177 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 81%
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Desktop
Desktop 112%
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Workstation
Workstation 101%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X470-PRO - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $842

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