Average Bench: 36.9% (562nd of 1014)

Based on 8,354 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9320423AS, ST932042 ST9320423AS, ST932042 3AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST9320423AS 320GB averaged 63.1% 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 0.67MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.54MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST9320423AS 320GB is 38.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST9320423AS 320GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 40.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 60.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,354 samples)
Min Avg Max
12.7 Read 67.9 91.1
15 Write 64.5 88.7
15.1 Mixed 40.3 49.7
22.2 SusWrite 60.5 89.7
42.8% 58.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.54 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.07 1.4
0.3 4K Mixed 0.67 0.8
117% 0.76 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
193GB free
Firmware: 0006HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 91 91 92 93 93 MB/s
Read 92.7
Write 82.2
Mixed 48
SusWrite 91.9
58% 78.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
295GB free
Firmware: 0006HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 82 83 82 83 83 MB/s
Read 75
Write 79.3
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 82.1
52% 70.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
91% 0.6 MB/s
140GB free
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 81 80 81 81 81 MB/s
Read 76
Write 75.5
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 80.7
51% 69.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0004
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0 53 81 82 83 81 MB/s
Read 84.3
Write 30
Mixed 46
SusWrite 63.2
41% 55.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
78GB free
Firmware: 0006HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 63 62 63 63 63 MB/s
Read 79.5
Write 76.8
Mixed 44.9
SusWrite 63
48% 66.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
149% 0.93 MB/s
227GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 65 48 62 57 39 MB/s
Read 12.8
Write 65.1
Mixed 43.4
SusWrite 52.6
32% 43.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.8 MB/s
243GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 17 34 21 27 34 MB/s
Read 27.7
Write 42.3
Mixed 16.1
SusWrite 24.3
20% 27.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.2
38% 0.3 MB/s
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Typical ST9320423AS 320GB Builds (Compare 682 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 38%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
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System: HP G62 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $224

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