Average Bench: 69% (136th of 1015)

Based on 1,662 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3000DM007-1WY10G, ST3000DM ST3000DM007-1WY1, ST3000DM 007-1WY10G, ST3000DM007-1WY1

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017) averaged 31.0% 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 1.44MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 144MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017) is 46.6%. 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. Sequential Read Speed 96.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,662 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.8 Read 96.3 145
65.2 Write 120 152
47.6 Mixed 66.9 76
78.6 SusWrite 144 179
78.2% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 1.44 2.04
0.5 4K Write 1.35 5.1
0 4K Mixed 0.22 0.84
109% 1 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: 163 169 166 174 167 169 MB/s
Read 130
Write 148
Mixed 67.7
SusWrite 168
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
80% 0.73 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 157 162 157 152 173 MB/s
Read 90.5
Write 129
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 162
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.1
87% 0.73 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 160 162 162 160 162 MB/s
Read 89.5
Write 124
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 161
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
80% 0.73 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 114 127 124 128 126 MB/s
Read 68.3
Write 104
Mixed 59.2
SusWrite 123
65% 88.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
38% 0.4 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 3TB (2017) Builds (Compare 5,769 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 131%
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Desktop
Desktop 144%
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Workstation
Workstation 137%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 122% - Outstanding Total price: $1,630

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Intel Core i7-8700K $350Nvidia GTX 1070 $380Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $139Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $208Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $99
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $108Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $41G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $651SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $95SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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