Average Bench: 19.9% (974th of 1015)

Based on 919 user benchmarks.  Model: ST3160021A

Terrible average bench

The Seagate ST3160021A 160GB averaged 80.1% 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 0.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.53MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3160021A 160GB is 26.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3160021A 160GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 24MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 28.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 919 samples)
Min Avg Max
5.56 Read 35.8 54.1
3.8 Write 28.5 53.2
5.95 Mixed 24 37.5
4.71 SusWrite 30.9 53.3
22% 29.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.53 0.7
0.2 4K Write 1.03 1.5
0.1 4K Mixed 0.6 0.9
108% 0.72 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
85GB free
Firmware: 8.10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 51 51 52 52 52 MB/s
Read 160
Write 12
Mixed 42
SusWrite 51.3
49% 66.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
141% 0.87 MB/s
149GB free
Firmware: 8.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 41 46 45 47 47 MB/s
Read 107
Write 10.5
Mixed 23
SusWrite 45
34% 46.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.7
131% 0.73 MB/s
148GB free
Firmware: 8.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 52 52 54 55 55 MB/s
Read 34.3
Write 35.4
Mixed 26.5
SusWrite 52.3
27% 37.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.5
100% 0.6 MB/s
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 8.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 12 33 21 30 36 MB/s
Read 51.1
Write 33.8
Mixed 27
SusWrite 24.4
25% 34.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.6
105% 0.6 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 8.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 11 30 38 22 44 MB/s
Read 41.4
Write 43.9
Mixed 18.6
SusWrite 26.5
24% 32.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.83 MB/s
12GB free
Firmware: 8.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 29 29 29 30 30 MB/s
Read 25.6
Write 28.2
Mixed 21.2
SusWrite 29.1
19% 26 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 0.8 MB/s
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Typical ST3160021A 160GB Builds (Compare 5,493 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 58%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $97

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