Average Bench: 34.7% (612th of 1015)

Based on 398 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9160412ASG, ST916041 2ASG, ST916041 ST9160412ASG

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST9160412ASG 160GB averaged 65.3% 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 0.43MB/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%. 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 50.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 44.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 398 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.7 Read 62.3 80.3
31.3 Write 61.3 79.3
18.8 Mixed 44.9 72.3
19.1 SusWrite 50.5 81.9
40.5% 54.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.12 4K Read 0.43 0.6
0.42 4K Write 0.99 1.3
0.12 4K Mixed 0.43 0.8
84.2% 0.62 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0003SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 61 38 68 69 70 MB/s
Read 73.3
Write 71.6
Mixed 42.2
SusWrite 57.5
45% 61.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
132% 0.83 MB/s
34GB free
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 69 67 67 69 68 MB/s
Read 56.7
Write 46.7
Mixed 38.7
SusWrite 67.8
39% 52.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.7 MB/s
4GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0004SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 39 40 33 46 38 MB/s
Read 47
Write 40.8
Mixed 26
SusWrite 41.5
28% 38.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
113% 0.7 MB/s
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0004SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 12 27 49 46 48 MB/s
Read 53
Write 54
Mixed 29.7
SusWrite 35.4
32% 43 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
93% 0.63 MB/s
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 23 33 35 35 40 MB/s
Read 25
Write 51.1
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 31.8
25% 34 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.3
58% 0.47 MB/s
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0004SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 10 7.6 9.9 14 17 12 MB/s
Read 8.2
Write 32
Mixed 4
SusWrite 11.7
10% 14 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.3
56% 0.47 MB/s
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Typical ST9160412ASG 160GB Builds (Compare 1,197 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 29%
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Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Latitude E6400

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $146

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