Average Bench: 27.5% (806th of 1015)

Based on 1,940 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3200827AS, ST320082 7AS, ST320082 7A, ST320082 ST3200827AS

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST3200827AS 200GB averaged 72.5% 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 0.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.6MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3200827AS 200GB is 22.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3200827AS 200GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 33.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 35.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,940 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.2 Read 50.2 64.5
13.8 Write 33.1 58
18.6 Mixed 35.1 43
19.4 SusWrite 45.4 63.1
30.3% 40.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.6 0.7
0.5 4K Write 1 1.3
0.38 4K Mixed 0.7 0.9
121% 0.77 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
160GB free
Firmware: 3.AAH
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 55 56 56 56 56 MB/s
Read 62.9
Write 28.2
Mixed 40.6
SusWrite 55.4
35% 46.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
152GB free
Firmware: 3.AHH
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 62 61 62 63 62 MB/s
Read 46.6
Write 46.7
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 61.8
35% 47.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.73 MB/s
124GB free
Firmware: 3.AAH
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 50 50 50 50 50 MB/s
Read 55
Write 34.2
Mixed 39
SusWrite 49.8
33% 44.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
147GB free
Firmware: E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 54 57 54 54 56 MB/s
Read 48.8
Write 15.7
Mixed 32.8
SusWrite 54.6
28% 38 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.8 MB/s
60GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 48 50 52 51 50 MB/s
Read 52.2
Write 49.8
Mixed 37.5
SusWrite 48.8
35% 47.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AHH
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 31 31 40 48 42 MB/s
Read 56.2
Write 42.2
Mixed 32.8
SusWrite 39.3
31% 42.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.73 MB/s
102GB free
Firmware: 3.AAH
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 41 40 41 42 42 MB/s
Read 44.3
Write 47.3
Mixed 36.5
SusWrite 41.2
31% 42.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
69GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 41 31 35 24 34 MB/s
Read 31.5
Write 6.8
Mixed 13.3
SusWrite 34.4
16% 21.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
68% 0.4 MB/s
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AHH
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 32 41 37 35 38 MB/s
Read 11.6
Write 22.8
Mixed 18
SusWrite 35.1
16% 21.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.1
28% 0.3 MB/s
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Typical ST3200827AS 200GB Builds (Compare 34 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk

System: Foxconn A6VMX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $108

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