Average Bench: 64.8% (162nd of 1015)

more Based on 26,606 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3000DM007-1WY10G, ST3000DM007-2EP102, ST3000DM ST3000DM007-1WY1, ST3000DM007-2U910G, ST3000DM007-2DM166, ST3000DM 007-1WY10G, ST3000DM007-1WY1

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017) averaged 35.1% 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 1.43MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 138MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017) is 46.1%. 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 0.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.77MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,606 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.5 Read 88.2 135
57.1 Write 117 150
33.8 Mixed 65.6 76.3
77.2 SusWrite 138 176
74.8% 102 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.48 4K Read 1.43 2
0.5 4K Write 0.77 2.92
0 4K Mixed 0.1 0.6
84.8% 0.77 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: 168 173 170 172 170 176 MB/s
Read 107
Write 116
Mixed 72.3
SusWrite 172
86% 117 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: 152 155 152 159 161 164 MB/s
Read 103
Write 141
Mixed 68.2
SusWrite 157
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
182% 1.4 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 149 153 152 153 147 MB/s
Read 102
Write 127
Mixed 61.9
SusWrite 149
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
26% 0.3 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 173 166 176 176 183 MB/s
Read 70.9
Write 63.8
Mixed 89.7
SusWrite 173
74% 99.4 MB/s
4K Read 2.8
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
126% 1.1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 106 112 111 107 98 MB/s
Read 126
Write 114
Mixed 51
SusWrite 106
72% 99.3 MB/s
4K Read 6.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
404% 3.07 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 151 157 156 157 158 MB/s
Read 62.2
Write 107
Mixed 66.7
SusWrite 156
72% 97.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
59% 0.57 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 159 157 161 165 168 MB/s
Read 48.4
Write 64.3
Mixed 61.8
SusWrite 160
62% 83.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
47% 0.47 MB/s
894GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 103 118 104 103 101 MB/s
Read 101
Write 98.6
Mixed 62.4
SusWrite 105
67% 91.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.2
81% 0.7 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 3TB (2017) Builds (Compare 18,791 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 133%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 135%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $203

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,167

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Just died after 3 month of unstable work.


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