Average Bench: 43.9% (432nd of 1015)

Based on 23,661 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3320418AS, ST332041 ST3320418AS, ST332041 8AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3320418AS 320GB averaged 56.0% 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 0.89MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3320418AS 320GB is 43.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST3320418AS 320GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 51MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 74.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,661 samples)
Min Avg Max
16.6 Read 78.4 104
23.2 Write 74.7 100
22 Mixed 51 63.8
25.1 SusWrite 74.4 105
51.2% 69.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.28 4K Read 0.64 0.8
0.7 4K Write 1.6 2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.89 1.1
155% 1.04 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
197GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 90 90 89 90 89 MB/s
Read 90.6
Write 91.1
Mixed 51.9
SusWrite 89.5
59% 80.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
249GB free
Firmware: HP34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 79 95 97 97 50 MB/s
Read 95
Write 100
Mixed 49.9
SusWrite 78.1
59% 80.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
253GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 84 35 72 75 87 MB/s
Read 95.9
Write 100
Mixed 50.5
SusWrite 72.1
58% 79.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
55GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 69 70 70 71 70 MB/s
Read 71.5
Write 68.5
Mixed 47.6
SusWrite 69.8
47% 64.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.1 MB/s
61GB free
Firmware: CC6B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 73 75 74 75 75 MB/s
Read 59.2
Write 56.7
Mixed 39.9
SusWrite 74.3
42% 57.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
269GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 41 59 55 61 55 MB/s
Read 26.6
Write 64.8
Mixed 33.2
SusWrite 53.8
33% 44.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
118% 0.83 MB/s
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 29 49 26 23 12 MB/s
Read 52.5
Write 55.9
Mixed 23.3
SusWrite 27.2
29% 39.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.83 MB/s
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 31 41 8.9 13 11 MB/s
Read 8.2
Write 10
Mixed 12.7
SusWrite 21.6
10% 13.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.3
69% 0.67 MB/s
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Typical ST3320418AS 320GB Builds (Compare 34,918 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $332

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Terrible

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it became too slow after some month using it


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