Average Bench: 48.6% (346th of 979)

Based on 3,539 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3320418AS, ST332041 ST3320418AS, ST332041 8AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3320418AS 320GB averaged 51.4% 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 1.43MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3320418AS 320GB is 22.7%. 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 65.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 83.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,539 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.8 Read 85.4 103
58.2 Write 83.8 101
22.7 Mixed 65.2 96.2
58.4% 78.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.15 4K Read 0.51 0.73
0.5 4K Write 1.43 1.82
0.16 4K Mixed 0.42 0.62
95% 0.79 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
238GB free
Firmware: CC37 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 102
Write 103
Mixed 90.1
74% 98.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.68
136% 1.01 MB/s
247GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 102
Write 103
Mixed 101
77% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.48
113% 0.99 MB/s
226GB free
Firmware: HP35 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 99.8
Write 96.6
Mixed 30.9
55% 75.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.5
109% 0.9 MB/s
217GB free
Firmware: CC6B Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 98.3
Write 94.6
Mixed 94.6
72% 95.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.81
4K Mixed 0.48
118% 1.02 MB/s
262GB free
Firmware: HP34 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 81.1
Write 82.1
Mixed 63.3
56% 75.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.47
109% 0.91 MB/s
74GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED
Read 76.5
Write 74.8
Mixed 64.3
54% 71.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.5
114% 0.91 MB/s
156GB free
Firmware: HP34 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 54.4
Write 55.6
Mixed 51.2
40% 53.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.41
4K Mixed 0.55
116% 0.88 MB/s
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 29%
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Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

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

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