Average Bench: 44.2% (420th of 1014)

Based on 16,764 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3320418AS, ST332041 ST3320418AS, ST332041 8AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3320418AS 320GB averaged 55.7% 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 1.61MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3320418AS 320GB is 39.8%. 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 50.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 74.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,764 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.2 Read 79.5 104
27.3 Write 76.9 102
20.9 Mixed 50.7 63.8
28.3 SusWrite 74.4 105
51.8% 70.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.63 0.78
0.7 4K Write 1.61 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%
285GB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 106 107 106 107 107 MB/s
Read 102
Write 103
Mixed 65.5
SusWrite 106
69% 94.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
213GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 94 93 93 94 94 MB/s
Read 101
Write 95.9
Mixed 59.3
SusWrite 93.4
64% 87.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
178% 1.2 MB/s
211GB free
Firmware: HP34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 91 93 91 93 92 MB/s
Read 101
Write 57.8
Mixed 59.3
SusWrite 91.6
57% 77.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
197GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 95 92 91 92 91 MB/s
Read 94
Write 99
Mixed 61.2
SusWrite 92.4
64% 86.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
65GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 76 76 75 76 75 MB/s
Read 102
Write 97.5
Mixed 66
SusWrite 75.1
63% 85.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
240GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 55 78 88 93 94 MB/s
Read 89.3
Write 99.9
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 77.6
59% 80.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.1 MB/s
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 65 65 74 72 76 MB/s
Read 96.7
Write 100
Mixed 53
SusWrite 68
58% 79.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
207GB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 72 71 73 72 73 MB/s
Read 87.7
Write 85.3
Mixed 54.1
SusWrite 72.2
55% 74.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1
164% 1 MB/s
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 48 59 65 62 65 MB/s
Read 57
Write 57
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 56.2
39% 53.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
123% 0.97 MB/s
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Typical ST3320418AS 320GB Builds (Compare 7,958 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 31% - Below average Total price: $53

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Terrible

22 months ago.

it became too slow after some month using it


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