Average Bench: 12.3% (1014th of 1015)

Based on 159 user benchmarks.  Models: ST340810A, ST340810 A

Terrible average bench

The Seagate ST340810A 40GB averaged 87.6% 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 0.28MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.35MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST340810A 40GB is just 10.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST340810A 40GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 15.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 18.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 159 samples)
Min Avg Max
10.3 Read 21.9 28
4.8 Write 21.7 28.3
4.72 Mixed 15.8 25
3.03 SusWrite 18.7 28.4
14.4% 19.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.05 4K Read 0.35 0.5
0.1 4K Write 0.71 1.1
0.05 4K Mixed 0.28 0.5
58.7% 0.45 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
19GB free
Firmware: 3.39
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 25 25 26 26 26 MB/s
Read 21.7
Write 21.9
Mixed 17.4
SusWrite 25.5
16% 21.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.4
86% 0.67 MB/s
3GB free
Firmware: 3.34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 25 26 25 25 25 MB/s
Read 21.4
Write 24.2
Mixed 17.9
SusWrite 25.4
16% 22.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
87% 0.57 MB/s
21GB free
Firmware: 3.39
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 21 21 21 21 21 MB/s
Read 24.2
Write 24.9
Mixed 19.3
SusWrite 21.1
17% 22.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.4
80% 0.6 MB/s
18GB free
Firmware: 3.99
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.9 3.1 3.2 2.9 2.8 3.6 MB/s
Read 16.5
Write 3
Mixed 3
SusWrite 3.1
5% 6.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
76% 0.53 MB/s
9GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.99
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.7 7.9 4.4 7.6 5.3 5 MB/s
Read 10
Write 17.3
Mixed 14.6
SusWrite 6.5
9% 12.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
85% 0.57 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,002,646 HDDs tested.

Typical ST340810A 40GB Builds (Compare 639 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus P7P55D PRO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $345

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