Average Bench: 44.7% (30th of 639)

Based on 15 user benchmarks.  Device: VID null PID null Model: ST3000DM 001-9YN166
Poor: 15%Average: 44.7% Great: 65%

Below average average bench

The ST3000DM 001-9YN166 3TB averaged 55.3% 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-64Thread Write Speed 8.95MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.13MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the ST3000DM 001-9YN166 3TB is 50.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the ST3000DM 001-9YN166 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 0.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.96MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15 samples)
Min Avg Max
32 Read 111 181
12.3 Write 108 190
9.6 Mixed 55 108
27.9 SusWrite 54.5 92.8
106% 81.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.55 4K Read 0.96 1.1
0.61 4K Write 2.13 9.1
0.14 4K Mixed 0.4 0.8
89.7% 1.16 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 DQ Read 0.3 0.3
7.7 DQ Write 8.95 10.2
0.5 DQ Mixed 0.5 0.5
323% 3.25 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
2.5TB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 43 40 48 55 64 MB/s
Read 180
Write 83.8
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 50.1
101% 89.1 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 9.1
4K Mixed 0.6
334% 3.57 MB/s
DQ Read 0.3
DQ Write 7.7
DQ Mixed 0.5
280% 2.83 MB/s
2.5TB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 53 43 42 39 58 MB/s
Read 181
Write 97.2
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 47
104% 91.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 8.6
4K Mixed 0.5
314% 3.4 MB/s
DQ Read 0.3
DQ Write 10.2
DQ Mixed 0.5
365% 3.67 MB/s
2TB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 93 93 95 95 93 MB/s
Read 171
Write 135
Mixed 90.5
SusWrite 92.8
156% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
75% 1 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
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
1.5TB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 28 27 28 28 28 MB/s
Read 32
Write 12.3
Mixed 20.5
SusWrite 27.9
30% 23.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
64% 0.9 MB/s
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