Average Bench: 53.9% (18th of 639)

Based on 22 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 174c PID 55aa Model: ST3000DM 001-1CH166

Average average bench

The ST3000DM 001-1CH166 3TB averaged 46.0% 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 136MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 91.8MB/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 0.61MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.27MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 22 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.9 Read 136 198
24.1 Write 136 187
12.9 Mixed 91.8 164
152% 121 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.35 4K Read 0.61 0.96
0.83 4K Write 1.4 1.71
0.2 4K Mixed 0.27 0.37
58.8% 0.76 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 170
Write 178
Mixed 137
206% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.3
70% 0.93 MB/s
859GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 180
Write 157
Mixed 164
212% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.26
4K Mixed 0.24
53% 0.66 MB/s
823GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 166
Write 157
Mixed 106
177% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.22
60% 0.73 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
33GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 102
Write 140
Mixed 82.2
142% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.26
61% 0.7 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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Typical 001-1CH166 3TB Builds (Compare 7,366 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 55%
Desktop 54%
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $704

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