Average Bench: 49.1% (319th of 1015)

Based on 7,313 user benchmarks.  Model: ST310005 28AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST310005 28AS 1TB averaged 50.8% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.84MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.72MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST310005 28AS 1TB is 48%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST310005 28AS 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 56.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 78.5MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 7,313 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.8 Read 92.5 122
24.1 Write 85 118
22.2 Mixed 56.4 75.4
25.3 SusWrite 78.5 118
57.5% 78.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.72 0.9
0.6 4K Write 1.28 1.7
0.4 4K Mixed 0.84 1
147% 0.95 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
756GB free
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 111 111 106 108 106 MB/s
Read 117
Write 110
Mixed 76.9
SusWrite 108
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.9
154% 0.93 MB/s
289GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 112 113 113 115 113 MB/s
Read 91.6
Write 98.7
Mixed 69
SusWrite 113
69% 93.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1
173% 1.07 MB/s
857GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 61 60 59 60 60 MB/s
Read 81.9
Write 64.4
Mixed 45.7
SusWrite 59.7
46% 62.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
132% 0.83 MB/s
827GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.2 5.1 7.6 5.8 6.6 7.9 MB/s
Read 5.5
Write 2.3
Mixed 12.8
SusWrite 6.3
5% 6.73 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
0% 0 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,657,397 HDDs tested.

Typical ST310005 28AS 1TB Builds (Compare 117 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop 45%
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP p6710f

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $230

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