Average Bench: 52.8% (19th of 634)

Based on 19 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 174c PID 55aa Model: ST3000DM 001-1CH166

Average average bench

The ST3000DM 001-1CH166 3TB averaged 47.2% 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.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 133MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.38MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the ST3000DM 001-1CH166 3TB is 53.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the ST3000DM 001-1CH166 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.62MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.27MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 19 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.9 Read 134 198
24.1 Write 133 187
12.9 Mixed 86.1 151
147% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.37 4K Read 0.62 0.96
0.83 4K Write 1.38 1.71
0.2 4K Mixed 0.27 0.37
58.4% 0.76 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
824GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 167
Write 163
Mixed 85.5
170% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.28
70% 0.95 MB/s
909GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 129
Write 160
Mixed 109
173% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.24
59% 0.73 MB/s
333GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 38.1
Write 36.2
Mixed 37.8
48% 37.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.31
63% 0.77 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 30.9
Write 29.6
Mixed 12.9
30% 24.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.29
71% 0.93 MB/s
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Gaming 56%
Desktop 55%
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $705

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