Average Bench: 50.1% (309th of 1015)

Based on 5,554 user benchmarks.  Models: ST31000520AS, ST310005 20AS, ST310005 ST31000520AS

Average average bench

The Seagate ST31000520AS 1TB averaged 49.8% 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.

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 33.4%. 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 49.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 84.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,554 samples)
Min Avg Max
53.4 Read 90.2 113
41.4 Write 87.5 111
30.4 Mixed 49.9 61.3
42.9 SusWrite 84.5 111
57.2% 78 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.69 0.8
0.7 4K Write 1.26 1.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.85 1
147% 0.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 108 109 106 109 107 MB/s
Read 100
Write 101
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 107
66% 90.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 0.97 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 88 89 90 90 89 MB/s
Read 114
Write 108
Mixed 61.1
SusWrite 88.8
68% 93 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
794GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 101 101 100 100 101 MB/s
Read 96.7
Write 99.3
Mixed 55.3
SusWrite 100
64% 87.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
817GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 90 97 97 98 96 MB/s
Read 97.5
Write 100
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 91.1
60% 82.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1 MB/s
414GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 94 95 94 96 98 MB/s
Read 89
Write 80.5
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 95.3
58% 78.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.8
129% 0.73 MB/s
244GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 68 67 68 68 68 MB/s
Read 92.5
Write 92.2
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 67
56% 75.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 1
162% 0.97 MB/s
12GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 34 32 22 22 14 MB/s
Read 105
Write 107
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 28.9
54% 73.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.93 MB/s
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Typical ST31000520AS 1TB Builds (Compare 31,768 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
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Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $627

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