Average Bench: 48.6% (332nd of 1015)

Based on 4,883 user benchmarks.  Models: ST31000340NS, ST310003 40NS, SEAGATE ST31000340NS, ST310003 ST31000340NS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST31000340NS 1TB averaged 51.3% 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 0.74MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.71MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST31000340NS 1TB is 28.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST31000340NS 1TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 47.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 81.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,883 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.9 Read 87.7 106
13.3 Write 81.6 105
21.4 Mixed 47.3 57.5
44.1 SusWrite 81.5 106
54.6% 74.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.71 0.8
1 4K Write 1.58 1.8
0.4 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
141% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: SN04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 107 108 108 108 108 MB/s
Read 106
Write 99.7
Mixed 55.2
SusWrite 106
67% 91.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: SN06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 106 104 105 106 105 MB/s
Read 105
Write 106
Mixed 57.4
SusWrite 105
68% 93.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
599GB free
Firmware: G005
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 98 101 101 101 100 MB/s
Read 101
Write 100
Mixed 58
SusWrite 99.9
66% 89.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
685GB free
Firmware: G005
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 101 100 100 102 102 MB/s
Read 87
Write 84.9
Mixed 51.7
SusWrite 101
59% 81.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.13 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MA07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 35 48 64 25 32 MB/s
Read 74
Write 72.8
Mixed 41.8
SusWrite 43.7
43% 58.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
116% 0.83 MB/s
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Typical ST31000340NS 1TB Builds (Compare 64,091 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
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Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $466

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