Average Bench: 24.9% (887th of 1015)

Based on 190 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9120823AS, ST912082 ST9120823AS, ST912082 3AS

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST9120823AS 120GB averaged 75.1% 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 0.42MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.48MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST9120823AS 120GB is just 15.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST9120823AS 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 37.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 34.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 190 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.6 Read 44.5 56.9
25.3 Write 43.3 53.8
17.4 Mixed 34.3 52.5
14.2 SusWrite 37.7 54.2
29.6% 40 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.48 0.7
0.23 4K Write 0.81 1
0.1 4K Mixed 0.42 0.7
81.5% 0.57 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
112GB free
Firmware: 3.BHC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 56 56 56 56 56 MB/s
Read 56.7
Write 57.2
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 55.9
38% 52.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
131% 0.77 MB/s
21GB free
Firmware: 3.BHC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 48 49 50 49 50 MB/s
Read 42
Write 40
Mixed 30
SusWrite 49.1
30% 40.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.73 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.ADC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 19 17 18 37 43 MB/s
Read 53.2
Write 48.5
Mixed 35
SusWrite 27.7
30% 41.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
118% 0.7 MB/s
29GB free
Firmware: 3.AAB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 32 32 32 32 32 MB/s
Read 37.7
Write 35.5
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 32.3
25% 33.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.73 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.ADB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 38 35 27 12 14 MB/s
Read 41.9
Write 41.9
Mixed 32.2
SusWrite 27
26% 35.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
118% 0.7 MB/s
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AHE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 29 29 32 32 33 MB/s
Read 36.5
Write 39.5
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 30.6
24% 32.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
85% 0.57 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AHE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 36 32 36 37 MB/s
Read 20
Write 22.3
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 33.4
19% 25.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.2
46% 0.37 MB/s
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Typical ST9120823AS 120GB Builds (Compare 77 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 28%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: HP Compaq 8510w

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 18% - Very poor Total price: $176

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