Average Bench: 34.5% (615th of 1015)

Based on 415 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9160412ASG, ST916041 2ASG, ST916041 ST9160412ASG

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST9160412ASG 160GB averaged 65.4% 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 0.44MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.99MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST9160412ASG 160GB is 27.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST9160412ASG 160GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 50.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 44.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 415 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.5 Read 62.1 80.3
30.6 Write 61 79.3
18.3 Mixed 44.4 72.2
19.1 SusWrite 50.4 81
40.2% 54.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.12 4K Read 0.44 0.6
0.42 4K Write 0.99 1.3
0.12 4K Mixed 0.44 0.8
85.1% 0.62 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
149GB free
Firmware: 0004SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 79 81 81 80 80 MB/s
Read 82.8
Write 81.5
Mixed 45.7
SusWrite 80.6
53% 72.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
118% 0.7 MB/s
119GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0004
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 69 71 72 74 76 MB/s
Read 64.9
Write 51.7
Mixed 37
SusWrite 71.8
41% 56.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.83 MB/s
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0004
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 55 54 55 58 58 MB/s
Read 66.9
Write 68.8
Mixed 39.9
SusWrite 55.6
42% 57.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
56GB free
Firmware: 0004
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 56 63 63 63 63 MB/s
Read 56.1
Write 59.9
Mixed 40.8
SusWrite 59.6
40% 54.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
5GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0004SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 38 43 37 43 39 MB/s
Read 51.2
Write 48.3
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 39.7
32% 43.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.77 MB/s
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0004SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 12 14 3.9 9.1 9 12 MB/s
Read 5
Write 16.8
Mixed 18
SusWrite 10
9% 12.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.2
32% 0.2 MB/s
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AmazonUS $403 years
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Typical ST9160412ASG 160GB Builds (Compare 1,265 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 26%
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Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Latitude E6400

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - Very poor Total price: $64

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