Average Bench: 33.8% (637th of 1015)

Based on 9,180 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HD321KJ

Poor average bench

The Samsung HD321KJ 320GB averaged 66.1% 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 0.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.61MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung HD321KJ 320GB is 25.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung HD321KJ 320GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 40.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 58.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,180 samples)
Min Avg Max
27 Read 58.1 78.3
25.9 Write 60.4 85.3
22.5 Mixed 40.6 52
31.2 SusWrite 59.5 77.9
40.2% 54.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.61 0.7
0.8 4K Write 1.19 1.6
0.4 4K Mixed 0.7 0.9
125% 0.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
290GB free
Firmware: CP100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 83 82 82 82 81 MB/s
Read 81.8
Write 86
Mixed 51.1
SusWrite 82.2
55% 75.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
291GB free
Firmware: CP100-10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 75 75 75 75 75 MB/s
Read 66.8
Write 31
Mixed 31
SusWrite 75.1
37% 51 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
189GB free
Firmware: CP100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 70 71 71 71 71 MB/s
Read 61.1
Write 71.1
Mixed 46.3
SusWrite 70.8
46% 62.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
131% 0.9 MB/s
185GB free
Firmware: CP100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 68 66 69 68 68 MB/s
Read 62
Write 75.3
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 68.1
46% 62 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.77 MB/s
265GB free
Firmware: CP100-10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 71 71 73 73 72 MB/s
Read 54.5
Write 31.5
Mixed 30.7
SusWrite 71.8
35% 47.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
131% 0.9 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CP100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 48 45 43 50 MB/s
Read 42.3
Write 64.8
Mixed 5
SusWrite 45
28% 39.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.77 MB/s
106GB free
Firmware: CP100-11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 24 19 26 20 32 MB/s
Read 57.7
Write 65
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 24.5
35% 47.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.87 MB/s
222GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CP100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 32 24 21 20 21 MB/s
Read 51.7
Write 60
Mixed 40.9
SusWrite 25.1
33% 44.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.77 MB/s
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AmazonUS $422 years
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Typical HD321KJ 320GB Builds (Compare 55,161 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $406

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