Average Bench: 49.6% (314th of 1015)

Based on 6,577 user benchmarks.  Models: ST31000520AS, ST310005 20AS, ST310005 ST31000520AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST31000520AS 1TB averaged 50.4% 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 0.85MB/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 34%. 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 84.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,577 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.2 Read 87.7 112
49.1 Write 86.1 109
32.6 Mixed 49.4 60.6
42.9 SusWrite 84.9 110
56.5% 77 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.69 0.8
0.7 4K Write 1.27 1.7
0.6 4K Mixed 0.85 1
147% 0.94 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 115 116 116 115 116 MB/s
Read 112
Write 116
Mixed 57
SusWrite 115
73% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.83 MB/s
347GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 102 102 104 102 103 MB/s
Read 119
Write 116
Mixed 63
SusWrite 103
73% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
709GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 103 105 104 106 107 MB/s
Read 107
Write 101
Mixed 59.8
SusWrite 104
68% 93.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
860GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 105 107 107 107 106 MB/s
Read 101
Write 110
Mixed 58
SusWrite 105
69% 93.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.13 MB/s
566GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 68 89 66 91 66 MB/s
Read 91.8
Write 55.8
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 76.7
49% 66.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
520GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 83 84 83 84 84 MB/s
Read 83.3
Write 75.8
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 83.2
54% 73.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.93 MB/s
257GB free
Firmware: CC35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 75 75 75 75 75 MB/s
Read 91.3
Write 86.4
Mixed 52.1
SusWrite 74.7
56% 76.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
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Typical ST31000520AS 1TB Builds (Compare 60,318 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 34%
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Desktop
Desktop 69%
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Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $409

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