Average Bench: 77.9% (88th of 1010)

Based on 8 user benchmarks.  Models: ST12000VN0007-2GS116, ST12000VN0007-2G, ST12000V N0007-2GS116

Good average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 12TB (2017) averaged 22.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate IronWolf 12TB (2017) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 2.62MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.92MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 12TB (2017) is 97.8%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate IronWolf 12TB (2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 97.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 119MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8 samples)
Min Avg Max
51 Read 127 216
72 Write 151 200
6.2 Mixed 97.2 172
21.8 SusWrite 119 191
91.2% 124 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.31 4K Read 2.62 5.6
0.2 4K Write 1.88 3.4
0.16 4K Mixed 0.92 2.7
246% 1.81 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
22TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 117 142 31 168 151 MB/s
Read 200
Write 192
Mixed 6.2
SusWrite 118
92% 129 MB/s
4K Read 3.6
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 2.7
454% 2.17 MB/s

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,714,779 HDDs tested.

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Typical IronWolf 12TB (2017) Builds (Compare 656 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 122%
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Desktop
Desktop 106%
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Workstation
Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: MSI X99A GODLIKE GAMING (MS-7883) - $250

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,804

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