Average Bench: 26.9% (834th of 1015)

Based on 1,595 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9320320AS, ST932032 0AS, ST932032 ST9320320AS

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST9320320AS 320GB averaged 73.1% 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 0.49MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.88MB/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 28.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 45.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,595 samples)
Min Avg Max
9.5 Read 48 66.8
19.5 Write 49 64.6
9.5 Mixed 28.9 37.5
19.3 SusWrite 45.6 65.3
31.5% 42.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.38 0.5
0.4 4K Write 0.88 1.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.49 0.6
86.3% 0.58 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
298GB free
Firmware: BS03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 66 67 66 66 66 MB/s
Read 69.2
Write 66.2
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 66.2
44% 60 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
91% 0.6 MB/s
286GB free
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 62 64 64 64 63 MB/s
Read 63.5
Write 63
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 62.8
42% 56.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.63 MB/s
250GB free
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 61 60 61 61 59 MB/s
Read 59.4
Write 64
Mixed 36.9
SusWrite 60.6
41% 55.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
85% 0.53 MB/s
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 38 37 40 40 47 MB/s
Read 36.2
Write 32.8
Mixed 22.5
SusWrite 40.5
24% 33 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.6 MB/s
23GB free
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 60 52 53 45 60 MB/s
Read 16
Write 34.5
Mixed 18.5
SusWrite 52.1
22% 30.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.63 MB/s
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AmazonUS $12016 days
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Typical ST9320320AS 320GB Builds (Compare 266 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 25%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: Acer Aspire 6930G

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $203

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