Average Bench: 43.5% (34th of 639)

Based on 11 user benchmarks.  Device: VID null PID null Model: ST3000DM 001-9YN166

Below average average bench

The ST3000DM 001-9YN166 3TB averaged 56.5% 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 117MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.08MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the ST3000DM 001-9YN166 3TB is 27.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the ST3000DM 001-9YN166 3TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.95MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.3MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 11 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.7 Read 99.5 155
26.1 Write 117 190
9.6 Mixed 57.2 108
115% 91.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.55 4K Read 0.95 1.04
0.61 4K Write 1.08 1.36
0.14 4K Mixed 0.3 0.42
50.7% 0.78 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free, PID null
Read 155
Write 190
Mixed 94
187% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1.03
4K Write 1.29
4K Mixed 0.22
55% 0.85 MB/s
1TB free, PID null
Read 118
Write 126
Mixed 19
104% 87.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.29
4K Mixed 0.14
50% 0.66 MB/s
1TB free, PID null
Read 99.8
Write 77.3
Mixed 108
121% 95.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.03
4K Write 1.11
4K Mixed 0.2
48% 0.78 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID null
Read 74.3
Write 96.1
Mixed 95.2
119% 88.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.02
4K Write 0.71
4K Mixed 0.36
40% 0.7 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID null
Read 73.2
Write 94.8
Mixed 92.2
116% 86.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.96
4K Write 0.61
4K Mixed 0.37
37% 0.65 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID null
Read 76.8
Write 86.9
Mixed 85.2
109% 83 MB/s
4K Read 0.98
4K Write 0.91
4K Mixed 0.35
47% 0.75 MB/s
2TB free, PID null
Read 32.7
Write 26.1
Mixed 12.4
28% 23.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.96
4K Write 1.28
4K Mixed 0.37
60% 0.87 MB/s
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Gaming 55%
Desktop 54%
Workstation 44%
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