Average Bench: 39.4% (523rd of 1015)

Based on 3,769 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3320310CS, ST332031 ST3320310CS, ST332031 0CS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3320310CS 320GB averaged 60.6% 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 0.58MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.13MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3320310CS 320GB is 37.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST3320310CS 320GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 37.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 65.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,769 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.3 Read 71.5 95.7
24.1 Write 70.4 94.8
15.4 Mixed 37.9 47.2
21.8 SusWrite 65.7 95.9
45% 61.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.45 0.5
0.5 4K Write 1.13 1.4
0.3 4K Mixed 0.58 0.7
104% 0.72 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
298GB free
Firmware: SC1A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 94 95 95 95 95 MB/s
Read 91.5
Write 90.8
Mixed 46.4
SusWrite 92.8
59% 80.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.77 MB/s
290GB free
Firmware: ES11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 92 93 91 94 93 MB/s
Read 91.1
Write 93.3
Mixed 47.4
SusWrite 92.4
59% 81 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.8 MB/s
259GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SC14
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 76 66 83 78 82 MB/s
Read 82.2
Write 73.4
Mixed 42.8
SusWrite 72.4
50% 67.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
182GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ES11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 49 83 78 80 82 MB/s
Read 68
Write 80.7
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 71.2
47% 64.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
100% 0.77 MB/s
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SC14
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 64 68 60 24 18 MB/s
Read 82.7
Write 82.9
Mixed 43.5
SusWrite 50.2
48% 64.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
55GB free
Firmware: SC14
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 51 53 52 52 52 MB/s
Read 47.3
Write 50.4
Mixed 31.8
SusWrite 52.1
33% 45.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,044,811 HDDs tested.

Typical ST3320310CS 320GB Builds (Compare 8,972 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: To Be Filled By O.E.M.

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $230

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