Average Bench: 49.8% (313th of 1015)

Based on 5,737 user benchmarks.  Models: ST31000520AS, ST310005 20AS, ST310005 ST31000520AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST31000520AS 1TB averaged 50.2% 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 0.85MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.69MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST31000520AS 1TB is 32.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST31000520AS 1TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 49.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 84.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,737 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.5 Read 88.6 113
46.5 Write 86.6 112
29.2 Mixed 49.4 61.3
46.9 SusWrite 84.8 112
56.8% 77.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.69 0.8
0.7 4K Write 1.26 1.7
0.6 4K Mixed 0.85 1
146% 0.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
921GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 111 112 112 112 111 MB/s
Read 111
Write 111
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 112
72% 98 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1
168% 1.03 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 102 100 99 87 96 MB/s
Read 111
Write 101
Mixed 60.8
SusWrite 95.5
68% 92.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.9
154% 0.93 MB/s
613GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 94 97 98 97 97 MB/s
Read 91
Write 79.8
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 96.4
58% 79.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
168% 1.07 MB/s
905GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 66 49 73 87 94 MB/s
Read 102
Write 74.2
Mixed 51
SusWrite 69.7
54% 74.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 1
155% 0.87 MB/s
13GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 68 69 68 69 69 MB/s
Read 90.5
Write 93
Mixed 53.2
SusWrite 69.3
56% 76.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
96GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 71 71 73 70 75 MB/s
Read 61.4
Write 60
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 72
43% 59 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 0.9 MB/s
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Typical ST31000520AS 1TB Builds (Compare 33,630 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 68%
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Workstation
Workstation 57%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $571

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