Average Bench: 12.4% (1014th of 1015)

Based on 149 user benchmarks.  Models: ST340810A, ST340810 A

Terrible average bench

The Seagate ST340810A 40GB averaged 87.5% 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 0.27MB/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 15.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 18.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 149 samples)
Min Avg Max
10.4 Read 22 28
4.35 Write 21.7 28.4
4.61 Mixed 15.7 25.1
2.76 SusWrite 18.6 28.5
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
0.04 4K Mixed 0.27 0.5
57.3% 0.44 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
15GB free
Firmware: 3.99
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 33 33 33 33 34 MB/s
Read 62
Write 49
Mixed 28
SusWrite 32.9
32% 43 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.07 MB/s
25GB free
Firmware: 3.39
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 26 25 26 27 26 MB/s
Read 26
Write 25.8
Mixed 18.8
SusWrite 25.9
18% 24.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.6 MB/s
31GB free
Firmware: 3.34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 25 26 26 26 26 MB/s
Read 22.2
Write 24.4
Mixed 17.5
SusWrite 25.7
17% 22.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
76% 0.53 MB/s
27GB free
Firmware: 3.93
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 20 20 20 20 20 MB/s
Read 26.3
Write 26.3
Mixed 18.5
SusWrite 19.8
17% 22.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
93% 0.63 MB/s
5GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.39
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 20 19 21 17 17 MB/s
Read 24.7
Write 23.4
Mixed 12.6
SusWrite 18.9
15% 19.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
91% 0.63 MB/s
12GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.39
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 14 10 11 14 15 MB/s
Read 17.7
Write 14
Mixed 12.7
SusWrite 12.7
11% 14.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.3
61% 0.47 MB/s
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.39
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5 4.1 4.2 3.2 1.7 1.9 MB/s
Read 3.2
Write 3.9
Mixed 1.9
SusWrite 3.3
2% 3.08 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
0% 0 MB/s
14GB free
Firmware: 5.33
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.2 MB/s
Read 2.7
Write 3
Mixed 2.7
SusWrite 3.1
2% 2.88 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.4
74% 0.5 MB/s
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Typical ST340810A 40GB Builds (Compare 0 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 0%
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Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
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System: Dell Precision WorkStation 370

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