Average Bench: 62.3% (178th of 1015)

Based on 24 user benchmarks.  Models: ST12000VN0007-2GS116, ST12000VN0007-2G, ST12000V N0007-2GS116

Above average average bench

The Seagate IronWolf 12TB (2017) averaged 37.7% 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 1.06MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 2.65MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate IronWolf 12TB (2017) is 50.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate IronWolf 12TB (2017) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 72.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 95.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24 samples)
Min Avg Max
57.2 Read 95.1 196
73.6 Write 110 166
13 Mixed 72.2 131
30.7 SusWrite 121 221
73.3% 99.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 2.65 5.4
1.4 4K Write 2.28 3.9
0.2 4K Mixed 1.06 2.3
270% 2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,630,323 HDDs tested.

 Prices

BHPhotoUS $33217 months
AmazonUS $3594 months
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Typical IronWolf 12TB (2017) Builds (Compare 28,264 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS (MS-7C37) - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $999

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 Comments

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Excellent

7 months ago.

Excellent performance as a NAS Drive


Average

20 months ago.

Currently one of the highest capacity HDD or storage devices to appear in UserBenchmark. Performance is slightly slower than much more popular and mainstream Seagate Barracuda 1TB/2TB and WD Blue 1TB. Can potentially store thousand (if not tens of thousand and more) games (not even recent triple-A ones which bogs up large amount of storage!) but transferring all of them requires waiting for couple hours to few days.


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