Average Bench: 26.1% (846th of 1015)

Based on 2,247 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9320320AS, ST932032 0AS, ST932032 ST9320320AS

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST9320320AS 320GB averaged 73.9% 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 0.47MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.87MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST9320320AS 320GB is 28%. 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 28.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 44.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,247 samples)
Min Avg Max
8.78 Read 46.6 66.2
14.3 Write 46.8 64.9
9.7 Mixed 28.6 37.8
16.3 SusWrite 44.3 65.3
30.5% 41.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.38 0.5
0.4 4K Write 0.87 1.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.47 0.6
83.9% 0.57 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
283GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SD57
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 58 52 42 59 59 MB/s
Read 61
Write 63.4
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 54.6
38% 51.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.57 MB/s
295GB free
Firmware: DE05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 0.6 45 62 63 63 MB/s
Read 58.8
Write 59.8
Mixed 33.5
SusWrite 46.6
36% 49.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.3
61% 0.43 MB/s
27GB free
Firmware: HP07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 55 59 57 56 55 MB/s
Read 46.3
Write 40.2
Mixed 26.5
SusWrite 55.8
31% 42.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
95% 0.67 MB/s
69GB free
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 41 41 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 46.7
Write 47
Mixed 31
SusWrite 41.4
31% 41.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
96% 0.57 MB/s
216GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SD56
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 46 50 46 45 50 MB/s
Read 40.5
Write 43.5
Mixed 22.5
SusWrite 43.5
28% 37.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
81% 0.5 MB/s
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SD03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 43 49 47 46 47 MB/s
Read 38.1
Write 46.7
Mixed 25.3
SusWrite 45
28% 38.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
87% 0.57 MB/s
7GB free
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 32 32 32 32 32 MB/s
Read 25.1
Write 31.3
Mixed 22.1
SusWrite 32
20% 27.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.57 MB/s
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Typical ST9320320AS 320GB Builds (Compare 83 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 37%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Acer Aspire 6930G

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $120

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