Average Bench: 21.4% (962nd of 1015)

Based on 725 user benchmarks.  Model: ST3160021A

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST3160021A 160GB averaged 78.6% 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 0.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.51MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3160021A 160GB is 23.6%. 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 25.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 31.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 725 samples)
Min Avg Max
9.2 Read 37.8 54.1
6.8 Write 33.7 54.5
9.7 Mixed 25.6 45.6
8.94 SusWrite 31.8 52.8
23.8% 32.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.51 0.7
0.2 4K Write 1 1.5
0.11 4K Mixed 0.5 0.9
95.4% 0.67 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
8GB free
Firmware: 8.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 44 44 44 45 44 MB/s
Read 40.5
Write 10.8
Mixed 21.3
SusWrite 44.1
22% 29.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1.03 MB/s
9GB free
Firmware: 8.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 37 38 39 39 38 MB/s
Read 39.5
Write 11.2
Mixed 25.2
SusWrite 38.2
21% 28.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.87 MB/s
72GB free
Firmware: 8.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 33 33 33 34 33 MB/s
Read 44
Write 10.5
Mixed 20.8
SusWrite 33.3
20% 27.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
124GB free
Firmware: 8.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 30 30 30 31 31 MB/s
Read 29.5
Write 10
Mixed 10.6
SusWrite 30.3
15% 20.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.6
101% 0.57 MB/s
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 14 13 8.1 7.7 13 MB/s
Read 43
Write 41.2
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 11.9
23% 31.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
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Typical ST3160021A 160GB Builds (Compare 10,584 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Motherboard: To Be Filled By O.E.M.

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $104

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