Average Bench: 95.8% (15th of 1010)

Based on 433 user benchmarks.  Model: SEAGATE ST3300657SS

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 SAS 300GB averaged just 4.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 SAS 300GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.91MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.79MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 SAS 300GB is 38.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 SAS 300GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 138MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 166MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 433 samples)
Min Avg Max
126 Read 168 194
114 Write 166 196
80.9 Mixed 152 190
63 SusWrite 138 194
116% 156 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.62 4K Read 1.21 1.47
0.87 4K Write 2.79 3.71
0.49 4K Mixed 0.91 1.6
204% 1.64 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
279GB free
Firmware: 1703
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 168 189 190 190 191 MB/s
Read 181
Write 183
Mixed 94.2
SusWrite 186
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.6
297% 2.1 MB/s
279GB free
Firmware: 1703
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 184 190 191 192 190 MB/s
Read 180
Write 178
Mixed 93
SusWrite 187
117% 159 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1.6
305% 2.2 MB/s
194GB free
Firmware: HPS1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 180 185 184 184 185 MB/s
Read 179
Write 173
Mixed 90
SusWrite 184
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 1.6
305% 2.23 MB/s
225GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 159 150 163 161 174 MB/s
Read 188
Write 192
Mixed 94.3
SusWrite 161
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 1.7
313% 2.27 MB/s
225GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 159 164 149 173 88 MB/s
Read 186
Write 179
Mixed 94.3
SusWrite 150
112% 152 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 1.6
308% 2.3 MB/s
38GB free
Firmware: ES62
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 138 142 140 154 158 MB/s
Read 129
Write 138
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 142
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.1
225% 1.8 MB/s
144GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ES64
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 130 91 76 82 121 MB/s
Read 159
Write 99.3
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 101
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1.6
301% 2.17 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,771,166 HDDs tested.

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Typical Cheetah 15K.7 SAS 300GB Builds (Compare 1,934 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

System: HP Z800 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 122% - Outstanding Total price: $78

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