Average Bench: 44.5% (418th of 1015)

Based on 18,173 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3320418AS, ST332041 ST3320418AS, ST332041 8AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3320418AS 320GB averaged 55.5% 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 0.91MB/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 39.3%. 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 50.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 75MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,173 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.8 Read 79.7 104
26 Write 76.4 101
24.5 Mixed 50.8 63.8
31 SusWrite 75 104
51.8% 70.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.21 4K Read 0.64 0.8
0.8 4K Write 1.61 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.91 1.1
157% 1.05 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
288GB free
Firmware: HP34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 102 101 101 102 100 MB/s
Read 105
Write 98.5
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 101
68% 92.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
155GB free
Firmware: HP35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 90 90 91 90 91 MB/s
Read 89.7
Write 85.4
Mixed 56.3
SusWrite 90
59% 80.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 74 74 75 73 74 MB/s
Read 97.2
Write 93.5
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 73.9
60% 82 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
168% 1.1 MB/s
119GB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 81 80 83 83 83 MB/s
Read 68.9
Write 68.3
Mixed 51.9
SusWrite 81.8
50% 67.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 27 53 88 96 95 MB/s
Read 76.6
Write 69.6
Mixed 44.8
SusWrite 68.9
48% 65 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.6
84% 0.43 MB/s
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC37
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 61 62 61 66 63 MB/s
Read 62
Write 76.5
Mixed 45.7
SusWrite 62.6
45% 61.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1.03 MB/s
260GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 28 55 63 56 37 MB/s
Read 9.7
Write 2.3
Mixed 5.5
SusWrite 43.2
11% 15.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0.2
26% 0.1 MB/s
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Typical ST3320418AS 320GB Builds (Compare 19,551 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $240

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Terrible

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it became too slow after some month using it


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