Average Bench: 36.9% (565th of 1015)

Based on 6,989 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 39.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 61.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,989 samples)
Min Avg Max
16.3 Read 67.3 91.3
22.7 Write 65 88.5
13.3 Mixed 39.7 49.7
24.7 SusWrite 61.1 90.2
42.8% 58.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.54 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.04 1.4
0.3 4K Mixed 0.67 0.8
116% 0.75 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
298GB free
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 92 92 92 93 91 MB/s
Read 87.3
Write 88.9
Mixed 45.9
SusWrite 92
58% 78.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.73 MB/s
241GB free
Firmware: 0006HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 90 89 89 89 89 MB/s
Read 90.2
Write 85.5
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 88.8
57% 78.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.87 MB/s
273GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0003LVM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 77 85 85 82 88 MB/s
Read 91
Write 88
Mixed 48.7
SusWrite 82.2
57% 77.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
125% 0.83 MB/s
265GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0006HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 73 62 74 74 75 MB/s
Read 83
Write 87.3
Mixed 46.1
SusWrite 71.1
53% 71.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
248GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0003HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 72 59 74 69 76 MB/s
Read 82.5
Write 79.3
Mixed 48
SusWrite 69.3
51% 69.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.63 MB/s
176GB free
Firmware: D005SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 76 75 76 75 75 MB/s
Read 74.5
Write 73.5
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 75.3
49% 66.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
209GB free
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 63 63 64 64 64 MB/s
Read 83.5
Write 79.8
Mixed 45.8
SusWrite 62.4
50% 67.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
132% 0.8 MB/s
17GB free
Firmware: 0006HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 26 26 27 27 27 MB/s
Read 29.5
Write 28.8
Mixed 22.5
SusWrite 25.4
20% 26.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.4
75% 0.43 MB/s
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Typical ST9320423AS 320GB Builds (Compare 2,137 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 29%
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Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: HP G62 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 27% - Poor Total price: $231

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