Average Bench: 55.8% (242nd of 1015)

Based on 834 user benchmarks.  Models: ST31000526SV, ST310005 26SV, ST310005 ST31000526SV

Average average bench

The Seagate ST31000526SV 1TB averaged 44.1% 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 0.89MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.75MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST31000526SV 1TB is 33.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST31000526SV 1TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 60.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 94.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 834 samples)
Min Avg Max
64 Read 99.7 122
61.2 Write 95.4 121
45.6 Mixed 60.1 70.5
53.9 SusWrite 94.9 124
64.3% 87.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.75 0.9
0.9 4K Write 1.33 1.7
0.7 4K Mixed 0.89 1
155% 0.99 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
730GB free
Firmware: CV15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 117 117 113 115 116 MB/s
Read 118
Write 121
Mixed 57.5
SusWrite 115
75% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.13 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: CV15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 119 120 119 121 117 MB/s
Read 113
Write 104
Mixed 67.3
SusWrite 117
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
163% 1.1 MB/s
580GB free
Firmware: CV15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 109 109 110 110 110 MB/s
Read 108
Write 100
Mixed 64
SusWrite 108
70% 95.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.13 MB/s
597GB free
Firmware: CV15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 102 105 104 105 105 MB/s
Read 112
Write 103
Mixed 61.8
SusWrite 103
70% 95.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 0.97 MB/s
454GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CV15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 52 68 72 75 77 MB/s
Read 64.9
Write 87.6
Mixed 62
SusWrite 67.3
52% 70.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
117% 0.73 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,043,768 HDDs tested.

Typical ST31000526SV 1TB Builds (Compare 10,203 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI A320M-A PRO (MS-7C51)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $382

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