Average Bench: 48.3% (356th of 984)

Based on 4,614 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3320418AS, ST332041 ST3320418AS, ST332041 8AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3320418AS 320GB averaged 51.7% 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 1.45MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3320418AS 320GB is 20.9%. 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 63.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 83.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,614 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.5 Read 84.9 103
60.3 Write 83.2 101
23.2 Mixed 63.7 94.3
57.7% 77.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.16 4K Read 0.51 0.73
0.55 4K Write 1.45 1.83
0.17 4K Mixed 0.42 0.61
94.8% 0.79 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
275GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 103
Write 102
Mixed 27.6
56% 77.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.5
122% 1.06 MB/s
240GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 94.8
Write 95.7
Mixed 31.6
54% 74 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.53
112% 0.88 MB/s
218GB free
Firmware: HP34 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 95.4
Write 91
Mixed 87.2
69% 91.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.53
110% 0.87 MB/s
147GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 79.6
Write 82.2
Mixed 75.9
60% 79.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.32
4K Mixed 0.4
84% 0.69 MB/s
171GB free
Firmware: CC34
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 82.1
Write 77
Mixed 27.7
46% 62.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.33
4K Mixed 0.34
86% 0.74 MB/s
234GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 77.1
Write 79.6
Mixed 19.9
43% 58.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.26
4K Mixed 0.59
113% 0.81 MB/s
148GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 55.8
Write 97.5
Mixed 22.2
43% 58.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 1.27
4K Mixed 0.46
88% 0.69 MB/s
2GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 75.7
Write 54.8
Mixed 69.7
50% 66.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.41
91% 0.76 MB/s
270GB free
Firmware: HP34 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 95.7
Write 21.4
Mixed 91.9
53% 69.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.57
122% 0.93 MB/s
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Typical ST3320418AS 320GB Builds (Compare 1,709 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 29%
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Workstation
Workstation 14%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $81

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