Average Bench: 74.5% (110th of 1015)

more Based on 1,590 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3000VN000-1H4167, ST3000VN000-1HJ166, ST3000VN ST3000VN000-1H41, ST3000VN 000-1H4167, ST3000VN 000-1HJ166, ST3000VN000-1H41, Seagate ST3000VN000-1H41, ST3000VN ST3000VN000-1HJ1, ST3000VN000-1HJ1

Good average bench

The Seagate NAS HDD 3TB averaged 25.4% 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 Mixed IO Speed 0.68MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 132MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate NAS HDD 3TB is 52.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate NAS HDD 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 66.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.59MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,590 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.9 Read 132 175
77.1 Write 129 170
43.9 Mixed 66.4 78.8
75.9 SusWrite 128 174
83.2% 114 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.59 0.7
1.3 4K Write 1.58 1.8
0.4 4K Mixed 0.68 0.8
129% 0.95 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 168 170 172 168 171 MB/s
Read 180
Write 178
Mixed 78
SusWrite 170
110% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
2.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 143 157 163 162 168 MB/s
Read 176
Write 164
Mixed 76.5
SusWrite 152
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 167 167 166 168 169 MB/s
Read 128
Write 126
Mixed 68
SusWrite 167
90% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
623GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 144 147 148 147 145 MB/s
Read 127
Write 126
Mixed 68
SusWrite 145
85% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 127 128 128 128 129 MB/s
Read 131
Write 128
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 127
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
494GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 101 101 100 103 104 MB/s
Read 144
Write 147
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 102
83% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
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 Prices

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Typical NAS HDD 3TB Builds (Compare 35,436 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,011

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