Average Bench: 26.5% (846th of 1015)

Based on 1,558 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9320320AS, ST932032 0AS, ST932032 ST9320320AS

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST9320320AS 320GB averaged 73.5% 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 0.48MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.88MB/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 28.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 44.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,558 samples)
Min Avg Max
8.68 Read 47.4 66.7
15.1 Write 48.1 64.7
8.7 Mixed 28.7 37.7
16.8 SusWrite 44.8 65.3
31% 42.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.38 0.5
0.4 4K Write 0.88 1.2
0.17 4K Mixed 0.48 0.7
85.3% 0.58 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
264GB free
Firmware: HP07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 65 66 66 66 65 MB/s
Read 64.5
Write 63.2
Mixed 37.3
SusWrite 65.3
42% 57.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
90% 0.67 MB/s
240GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 49 56 59 55 55 MB/s
Read 62.7
Write 61.9
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 54.2
39% 53.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
220GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 45 49 40 36 49 MB/s
Read 59.5
Write 65.2
Mixed 30
SusWrite 43.9
36% 49.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.3
68% 0.57 MB/s
274GB free
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 63 63 64 65 65 MB/s
Read 36.7
Write 60.3
Mixed 32
SusWrite 63.7
35% 48.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
94% 0.7 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: HP07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 47 39 47 50 51 MB/s
Read 49
Write 46.5
Mixed 23.3
SusWrite 46.4
30% 41.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
81% 0.5 MB/s
44GB free
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 37 38 38 39 39 MB/s
Read 40.2
Write 38.1
Mixed 26
SusWrite 38.3
26% 35.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.4
82% 0.6 MB/s
145GB free
Firmware: BS03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 42 43 43 43 43 MB/s
Read 32.7
Write 35.5
Mixed 21.8
SusWrite 42.3
24% 33.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
260GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 15 21 26 30 23 MB/s
Read 39
Write 37.8
Mixed 22.2
SusWrite 21.9
22% 30.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.2
53% 0.5 MB/s
272GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.1 6.9 8.3 13 14 20 MB/s
Read 18.5
Write 8.2
Mixed 23
SusWrite 10.8
12% 15.1 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
0% 0 MB/s
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Typical ST9320320AS 320GB Builds (Compare 255 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: 68% - Good Total price: $169

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