Average Bench: 46.6% (362nd of 1015)

Based on 48,059 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HD103SI

Below average average bench

The Samsung HD103SI 1TB averaged 53.3% 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 0.75MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.52MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung HD103SI 1TB is 32%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung HD103SI 1TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 48.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 69.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 48,059 samples)
Min Avg Max
42 Read 79.3 101
29.3 Write 69.6 106
29.7 Mixed 48.3 56.9
43 SusWrite 83 107
51.5% 70.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.63 0.7
1.14 4K Write 1.52 1.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.75 0.9
138% 0.97 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 1AG01120
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 183 182 180 183 185 MB/s
Read 175
Write 131
Mixed 81
SusWrite 175
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 1.4
292% 2.3 MB/s
453GB free
Firmware: 1118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 87 83 100 105 103 MB/s
Read 89
Write 55
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 96.4
54% 73.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
829GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 89 88 89 90 90 MB/s
Read 91.8
Write 99.5
Mixed 52.8
SusWrite 89.2
61% 83.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
492GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 89 90 89 88 89 MB/s
Read 77.4
Write 84
Mixed 50
SusWrite 89
55% 75.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
439GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 70 71 70 71 71 MB/s
Read 91.3
Write 46.7
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 70.7
48% 65.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
405GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 83 83 84 83 83 MB/s
Read 77.3
Write 85.5
Mixed 46.8
SusWrite 83.1
54% 73.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
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Typical HD103SI 1TB Builds (Compare 23,986 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

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 Comments

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Good

3 years ago.

its fine for basic compter tasks and gaming and the speed it around 100mp per second so it is above average


Good

2 years ago.

It's a little loud, but not too bad. The read/writing speeds are okay, but still slow compared to newer alternatives. Being 5400rpm it's the eco friendly version of the normal f2 spinpoint hdd.


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