Average Bench: 48.5% (334th of 1015)

Based on 4,295 user benchmarks.  Models: ST31000340NS, ST310003 40NS, SEAGATE ST31000340NS, ST310003 ST31000340NS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST31000340NS 1TB averaged 51.4% 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 0.72MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST31000340NS 1TB is 32.5%. 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 47.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 81.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,295 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.4 Read 87.3 108
17.9 Write 82.1 105
26 Mixed 47.2 57.7
38.8 SusWrite 81.7 106
54.7% 74.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.72 0.8
1.12 4K Write 1.57 1.8
0.4 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
142% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
922GB free
Firmware: XR38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 101 102 102 102 101 MB/s
Read 102
Write 100
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 101
65% 89.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
163% 1.1 MB/s
662GB free
Firmware: SN05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 98 100 99 100 100 MB/s
Read 93.3
Write 93.8
Mixed 51.2
SusWrite 99
62% 84.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
726GB free (System drive)
Firmware: XR3A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 81 91 93 100 97 MB/s
Read 98.7
Write 98.5
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 90
62% 84.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
32GB free
Firmware: SN05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 78 80 80 83 84 MB/s
Read 92
Write 90.5
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 83
57% 78.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1 MB/s
232GB free
Firmware: SN06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 73 71 73 73 72 MB/s
Read 102
Write 99.8
Mixed 55.3
SusWrite 72.4
60% 82.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.13 MB/s
419GB free
Firmware: 300F
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 73 73 73 72 73 MB/s
Read 96
Write 90.6
Mixed 49.3
SusWrite 72.5
56% 77.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
162GB free
Firmware: SN05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 80 81 81 82 82 MB/s
Read 55
Write 55.3
Mixed 37.2
SusWrite 81.4
42% 57.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
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Typical ST31000340NS 1TB Builds (Compare 10,680 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 28%
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Desktop
Desktop 44%
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Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 - $83

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $388

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