Average Bench: 40.4% (493rd of 1015)

Based on 1,032 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3160316AS, ST316031 ST3160316AS, ST316031 6AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3160316AS 160GB averaged 59.6% 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 41.5%. 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 66.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,032 samples)
Min Avg Max
18.3 Read 73.9 99.7
19.2 Write 71.6 97.9
16.9 Mixed 46.7 60.1
21.6 SusWrite 66.5 100
47.6% 64.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.58 0.7
0.56 4K Write 1.64 2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.85 1
149% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
116GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 93 91 92 91 92 MB/s
Read 101
Write 100
Mixed 60.9
SusWrite 90.4
65% 88 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
109GB free
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 101 72 71 73 74 MB/s
Read 101
Write 97.3
Mixed 52.1
SusWrite 81.8
61% 83 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
108GB free
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 100 72 71 72 73 MB/s
Read 98.7
Write 97.1
Mixed 48.8
SusWrite 81.5
60% 81.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
14GB free
Firmware: HP63
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 91 93 93 91 90 MB/s
Read 90.5
Write 88.6
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 89.2
60% 81.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
14GB free
Firmware: HP63
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 87 92 91 93 93 MB/s
Read 89.3
Write 86.5
Mixed 58.1
SusWrite 89.7
60% 80.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
74GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 82 87 89 90 90 MB/s
Read 79
Write 84.3
Mixed 44.3
SusWrite 87.2
54% 73.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
60GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 67 67 68 67 64 MB/s
Read 84.5
Write 91.7
Mixed 53.2
SusWrite 66.3
54% 73.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,353,866 HDDs tested.

Typical ST3160316AS 160GB Builds (Compare 3,941 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk

System: HP Compaq 8200 Elite CMT PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $49

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