Average Bench: 26.9% (828th of 1015)

Based on 1,885 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9320320AS, ST932032 0AS, ST932032 ST9320320AS

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST9320320AS 320GB averaged 73.0% 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 0.88MB/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 29.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 45.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,885 samples)
Min Avg Max
10 Read 48.2 66.7
18.8 Write 48.2 64.9
11.6 Mixed 29.1 37.5
17.6 SusWrite 45.4 65.2
31.4% 42.7 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 0.47 0.6
84.6% 0.58 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
140GB free
Firmware: HP07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 55 55 56 56 56 MB/s
Read 67.9
Write 67.1
Mixed 37.9
SusWrite 55.7
42% 57.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.67 MB/s
235GB free
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 61 61 59 62 62 MB/s
Read 55.7
Write 62.5
Mixed 36.5
SusWrite 61.1
40% 53.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
117% 0.73 MB/s
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 52 57 57 56 56 MB/s
Read 59.4
Write 54.2
Mixed 33
SusWrite 56
37% 50.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.77 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 43 45 44 45 45 MB/s
Read 58.8
Write 53.8
Mixed 33.2
SusWrite 44.3
35% 47.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
256GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 56 48 55 57 58 MB/s
Read 46.7
Write 58.3
Mixed 33.3
SusWrite 52.5
35% 47.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.73 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 40 41 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 48.2
Write 49.4
Mixed 29.9
SusWrite 41.4
31% 42.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.77 MB/s
274GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DE05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 39 42 46 53 53 MB/s
Read 40.7
Write 58
Mixed 35.6
SusWrite 46.2
33% 45.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.4
74% 0.5 MB/s
249GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 44 45 44 44 48 MB/s
Read 37.1
Write 35
Mixed 25.8
SusWrite 43.5
26% 35.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.67 MB/s
173GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6.5 5.3 5.7 7.7 13 7 MB/s
Read 10.7
Write 6.8
Mixed 7
SusWrite 7.5
6% 8 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
17% 0.1 MB/s
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Typical ST9320320AS 320GB Builds (Compare 320 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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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: 20% - Poor Total price: $159

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