Average Bench: 36.6% (563rd of 1015)

Based on 10,721 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9320423AS, ST932042 ST9320423AS, ST932042 3AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST9320423AS 320GB averaged 63.3% 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 0.65MB/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 39.8%. 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 39.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 60.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,721 samples)
Min Avg Max
11.1 Read 66.8 91.1
16.2 Write 63.5 87.9
11.8 Mixed 39.1 50
20.9 SusWrite 60.7 89.7
42.2% 57.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.54 0.7
0.5 4K Write 1.03 1.4
0.2 4K Mixed 0.65 0.8
114% 0.74 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
252GB free (System drive)
Firmware: D005SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 43 76 68 83 81 MB/s
Read 91.7
Write 88.1
Mixed 45.3
SusWrite 69.6
54% 73.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.8 MB/s
9GB free
Firmware: 0003SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 72 62 67 76 73 MB/s
Read 87.4
Write 83.7
Mixed 45.7
SusWrite 71
53% 71.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: 0003LVM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 62 65 64 65 65 MB/s
Read 80.7
Write 74.7
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 63.8
49% 66.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0003HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 61 43 49 38 50 MB/s
Read 78.7
Write 77.4
Mixed 44.3
SusWrite 51.1
46% 62.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
125% 0.83 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 16 13 27 43 51 MB/s
Read 52.2
Write 45.5
Mixed 31
SusWrite 30.8
29% 39.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.67 MB/s
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0006HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 25 13 42 58 58 MB/s
Read 42.1
Write 38.5
Mixed 31.2
SusWrite 38.2
28% 37.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.8 MB/s
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Typical ST9320423AS 320GB Builds (Compare 1,070 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 39%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP G62 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $231

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