Average Bench: 47.8% (362nd of 979)

Based on 3,022 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3320418AS, ST332041 ST3320418AS, ST332041 8AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3320418AS 320GB averaged 52.1% 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 0.42MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.42MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3320418AS 320GB is 21.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3320418AS 320GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 63.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 82.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,022 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.8 Read 84.2 103
60.3 Write 82.5 101
22.5 Mixed 63.9 95.2
57.4% 76.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.13 4K Read 0.52 0.73
0.52 4K Write 1.42 1.83
0.15 4K Mixed 0.42 0.62
95.1% 0.79 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
204GB free
Firmware: CC66 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 89.7
Write 95.7
Mixed 31.5
53% 72.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.28
76% 0.73 MB/s
266GB free
Firmware: CC66 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 92.6
Write 90.5
Mixed 80.6
66% 87.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.17
4K Write 0.35
4K Mixed 0.16
32% 0.23 MB/s
178GB free
Firmware: HP35 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 87
Write 91.4
Mixed 74.6
63% 84.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.52
115% 0.9 MB/s
201GB free
Firmware: HP34 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 80.8
Write 81
Mixed 74
59% 78.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.31
4K Write 0.76
4K Mixed 0.18
47% 0.41 MB/s
117GB free
Firmware: CC35 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 73.2
Write 87.6
Mixed 26.4
46% 62.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.29
78% 0.76 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: CC37 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 77.9
Write 81.6
Mixed 77.3
59% 78.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.22
4K Mixed 0.34
86% 0.72 MB/s
186GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 76.2
Write 71.5
Mixed 32.5
44% 60.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 0.84
4K Mixed 0.15
50% 0.47 MB/s
16GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 59.4
Write 62.8
Mixed 60.5
46% 60.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.21
4K Mixed 0.25
71% 0.65 MB/s
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Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $77

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