Average Bench: 49.7% (316th of 1015)

Based on 7,091 user benchmarks.  Models: ST31000520AS, ST310005 20AS, ST310005 ST31000520AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST31000520AS 1TB averaged 50.3% 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 0.85MB/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 32.7%. 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 49.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 84.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,091 samples)
Min Avg Max
52.5 Read 88.3 113
50.5 Write 85.2 109
35.8 Mixed 49.8 61.2
44.4 SusWrite 84.8 111
56.5% 77 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.69 0.8
0.8 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%
920GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 108 109 111 109 109 MB/s
Read 108
Write 104
Mixed 58.6
SusWrite 109
70% 95.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1
164% 1 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: CC37
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 105 109 111 105 109 MB/s
Read 110
Write 103
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 107
70% 95 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 0.97 MB/s
624GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 97 97 97 97 99 MB/s
Read 99.5
Write 97.7
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 97.1
64% 87 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.8 MB/s
567GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 93 94 95 94 94 MB/s
Read 99.2
Write 96.3
Mixed 55.1
SusWrite 93.2
63% 85.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 0.9 MB/s
176GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 87 88 95 99 89 MB/s
Read 75.5
Write 76.1
Mixed 51.7
SusWrite 90.9
54% 73.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 57 57 58 57 57 MB/s
Read 94.3
Write 89.4
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 57.2
54% 72.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 34 29 62 72 57 MB/s
Read 93.4
Write 94.1
Mixed 45.8
SusWrite 46.4
51% 69.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
130GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 68 69 69 70 70 MB/s
Read 70.1
Write 70.5
Mixed 44
SusWrite 69.4
47% 63.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
141% 0.87 MB/s
34GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 54 56 56 56 56 MB/s
Read 61
Write 62.7
Mixed 39.2
SusWrite 55
40% 54.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 1
163% 0.93 MB/s
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Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $984

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