Average Bench: 28.2% (790th of 1015)

Based on 1,162 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3300831AS, ST330083 ST3300831AS, ST330083 1AS, ST330083 1A

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST3300831AS 300GB averaged 71.8% 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 0.66MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.63MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3300831AS 300GB is just 19.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3300831AS 300GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 25.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 32.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,162 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.7 Read 50.3 64
10.5 Write 25.1 58.1
16.7 Mixed 32.9 42.3
24.8 SusWrite 47.8 63.8
28.8% 39 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.63 0.7
0.5 4K Write 0.8 1
0.3 4K Mixed 0.66 0.8
114% 0.7 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
278GB free
Firmware: 3.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 64 66 65 66 66 MB/s
Read 63.7
Write 18.5
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 65
35% 47.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
122% 0.73 MB/s
275GB free
Firmware: 3.03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 63 61 65 64 64 MB/s
Read 64.3
Write 14.9
Mixed 40.4
SusWrite 63.5
34% 45.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
111% 0.7 MB/s
235GB free
Firmware: 3.03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 57 62 62 62 63 MB/s
Read 64.2
Write 17.5
Mixed 41.6
SusWrite 61.3
34% 46.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
135% 0.8 MB/s
90GB free
Firmware: 3.06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 53 53 52 53 53 MB/s
Read 44.5
Write 13.2
Mixed 28.9
SusWrite 52.6
26% 34.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
109% 0.67 MB/s
161GB free
Firmware: 3.06
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 25 23 27 22 28 MB/s
Read 11.7
Write 21.6
Mixed 16.7
SusWrite 24.9
14% 18.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.3
47% 0.27 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,779,069 HDDs tested.

Typical ST3300831AS 300GB Builds (Compare 4,726 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $897

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