Average Bench: 67.4% (131st of 979)

Based on 22,253 user benchmarks.  Models: SAMSUNG HD103SJ, ST1000DM005 HD103SJ, SAMSUNG HD103SJ SCSI Disk Device (TurboPC EX), ST1000DM 005 HD103SJ, ST1000DM 005

Above average average bench

The Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB averaged 32.6% 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 0.46MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.31MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB is 34.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.61MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 108MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,253 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.8 Read 108 137
90.2 Write 127 158
45 Mixed 103 141
84.4% 112 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.25 4K Read 0.61 0.86
1.2 4K Write 2.31 3.28
0.23 4K Mixed 0.46 0.63
120% 1.13 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
779GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 134
Write 146
Mixed 122
100% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 0.92
4K Mixed 0.56
113% 0.77 MB/s
445GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 114
Write 146
Mixed 110
93% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.52
4K Mixed 0.48
125% 1.2 MB/s
81GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 103
Write 140
Mixed 81.9
81% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 2.61
4K Mixed 0.45
118% 1.18 MB/s
291GB free
Firmware: 1AJ1 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 112
Write 119
Mixed 102
84% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 2.87
4K Mixed 0.5
134% 1.32 MB/s
346GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 104
Write 121
Mixed 116
86% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.41
118% 1.13 MB/s
141GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 107
Write 116
Mixed 116
85% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 0.57
122% 1.05 MB/s
228GB free
Firmware: 1AJ1 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 96
Write 118
Mixed 62.7
68% 92.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.88
4K Mixed 0.45
124% 1.28 MB/s
200GB free
Firmware: 1AJ1 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 85.9
Write 108
Mixed 78.5
68% 90.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.55
130% 1.15 MB/s
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Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $966

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