Average Bench: 27.2% (821st of 1015)

Based on 1,812 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9320320AS, ST932032 0AS, ST932032 ST9320320AS

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST9320320AS 320GB averaged 72.8% 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 0.49MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.89MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST9320320AS 320GB is 27.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST9320320AS 320GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 29.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 45.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,812 samples)
Min Avg Max
10 Read 48.8 67
20 Write 48.9 64.9
12 Mixed 29.2 37.6
17.9 SusWrite 45.7 65.3
31.7% 43.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.38 0.5
0.5 4K Write 0.89 1.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.49 0.6
86.4% 0.59 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
298GB free
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 67 67 67 68 67 MB/s
Read 65.7
Write 64.9
Mixed 37.2
SusWrite 67
43% 58.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
87% 0.6 MB/s
274GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DE06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 53 44 52 55 58 MB/s
Read 58.8
Write 6.8
Mixed 14.2
SusWrite 51.4
24% 32.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.1
27% 0.2 MB/s
116GB free
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 51 51 50 51 51 MB/s
Read 51.7
Write 51.2
Mixed 32.6
SusWrite 50.7
34% 46.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
271GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 39 33 33 37 42 MB/s
Read 60.3
Write 61.8
Mixed 37.8
SusWrite 39.3
37% 49.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.4
81% 0.67 MB/s
60GB free
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 59 60 59 59 59 MB/s
Read 40.5
Write 38
Mixed 24.5
SusWrite 59
30% 40.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.67 MB/s
277GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BS03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 36 37 44 50 50 MB/s
Read 46.3
Write 44.6
Mixed 29.4
SusWrite 41.3
30% 40.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
93% 0.63 MB/s
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 38 38 41 43 42 MB/s
Read 45.5
Write 50.3
Mixed 28.8
SusWrite 40.5
30% 41.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.67 MB/s
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 22 21 30 37 29 MB/s
Read 21.5
Write 22.8
Mixed 22.8
SusWrite 29.1
18% 24 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.4
74% 0.53 MB/s
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Typical ST9320320AS 320GB Builds (Compare 296 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 25%
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Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: Acer Aspire 6930G

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $175

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