Average Bench: 16.9% (996th of 1015)

Based on 1,686 user benchmarks.  Models: ST980811AS, ST980811 ST980811AS, ST980811 AS

Terrible average bench

The Seagate ST980811AS 80GB averaged 83.1% 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 0.48MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.42MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST980811AS 80GB is just 17.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST980811AS 80GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 22.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 27.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,686 samples)
Min Avg Max
8.7 Read 30.8 43
10.2 Write 30.7 43.6
9.7 Mixed 22.7 29.8
10.5 SusWrite 27.8 42.9
20.7% 28 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.42 0.5
0.2 4K Write 0.67 0.9
0.1 4K Mixed 0.48 0.6
83.8% 0.53 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
36GB free
Firmware: 3.CDE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 43 43 42 42 43 MB/s
Read 42.2
Write 42.5
Mixed 29.2
SusWrite 42.8
29% 39.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.63 MB/s
74GB free
Firmware: 3.ALC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 41 40 42 41 41 MB/s
Read 41.2
Write 29.1
Mixed 26
SusWrite 41.1
25% 34.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
93% 0.63 MB/s
74GB free
Firmware: 3.ALE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 41 41 41 41 41 MB/s
Read 40.7
Write 38.6
Mixed 26.3
SusWrite 40.4
27% 36.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
87% 0.57 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: 3.CDD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 39 39 40 40 40 MB/s
Read 23
Write 23.9
Mixed 19.9
SusWrite 39.9
20% 26.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
85% 0.53 MB/s
8GB free
Firmware: 3.ALB
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 27 26 26 26 27 MB/s
Read 32.2
Write 32.4
Mixed 24.6
SusWrite 26.5
21% 28.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.63 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: 3.BHE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 23 23 23 23 16 MB/s
Read 27.4
Write 28.3
Mixed 21.2
SusWrite 21.9
18% 24.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.57 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.ALC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 21 15 9.3 6.6 10 MB/s
Read 15.4
Write 26.7
Mixed 11.2
SusWrite 13.8
12% 16.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.6 MB/s
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AmazonUS $993 years
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Typical ST980811AS 80GB Builds (Compare 2,470 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 10%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Precision WorkStation T7500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 27% - Poor Total price: $22

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