Average Bench: 40.3% (502nd of 1015)

Based on 950 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3160316AS, ST316031 ST3160316AS, ST316031 6AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3160316AS 160GB averaged 59.7% 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 0.85MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.64MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3160316AS 160GB is 41.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST3160316AS 160GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 46.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 66.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 950 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.1 Read 73.8 99.7
19.3 Write 71.7 98.2
17.3 Mixed 46.7 60.3
22.3 SusWrite 66.3 100
47.5% 64.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.58 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.64 2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.85 1
149% 1.03 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
42GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 83 80 80 80 84 MB/s
Read 81.5
Write 82.3
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 81.5
54% 72.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.17 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 78 80 80 82 81 MB/s
Read 77.7
Write 76.8
Mixed 52
SusWrite 79.8
53% 71.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 23 27 31 73 94 MB/s
Read 85.5
Write 80
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 46.3
48% 64.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
127% 0.83 MB/s
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 37 55 52 53 55 MB/s
Read 54.8
Write 56.8
Mixed 38
SusWrite 44.8
36% 48.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.9 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,043,432 HDDs tested.

Typical ST3160316AS 160GB Builds (Compare 44,238 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $327

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