Average Bench: 47.7% (349th of 1015)

Based on 6,744 user benchmarks.  Models: ST31000340AS, ST310003 40AS, ST310003 ST31000340AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST31000340AS 1TB averaged 52.2% 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 0.74MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.71MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST31000340AS 1TB is 35.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST31000340AS 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 50.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 43.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,744 samples)
Min Avg Max
44.4 Read 84.2 106
7.7 Write 50.3 101
17.1 Mixed 43.2 56.1
40.1 SusWrite 81.9 106
47.6% 64.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.71 0.8
0.63 4K Write 1.49 1.9
0.3 4K Mixed 0.74 1
140% 0.98 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
899GB free
Firmware: SD15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 105 105 103 107 105 MB/s
Read 98.6
Write 10.4
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 104
47% 64 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
163% 1.1 MB/s
624GB free
Firmware: SD15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 97 97 98 97 97 MB/s
Read 89.6
Write 15.2
Mixed 51
SusWrite 96.5
47% 63.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
218GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SD1A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 78 83 88 95 92 MB/s
Read 89.3
Write 89.9
Mixed 54.1
SusWrite 85.1
58% 79.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
178% 1.2 MB/s
903GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SD81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 81 83 78 85 91 MB/s
Read 89.5
Write 96.7
Mixed 41
SusWrite 83.7
57% 77.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
741GB free
Firmware: SD1A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 99 98 100 100 100 MB/s
Read 67.5
Write 53
Mixed 35.8
SusWrite 98.7
47% 63.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
129GB free
Firmware: SD1A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 69 70 71 67 68 MB/s
Read 63.3
Write 58.8
Mixed 45.5
SusWrite 68.9
44% 59.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.13 MB/s
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Typical ST31000340AS 1TB Builds (Compare 67,491 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $68

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $591

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