Average Bench: 68.3% (139th of 1015)

Based on 3,338 user benchmarks.  Models: ST33000651AS, ST330006 ST33000651AS, ST330006 51AS

Above average average bench

The Seagate ST33000651AS 3TB averaged 31.7% 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 1.02MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.98MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST33000651AS 3TB is 41.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST33000651AS 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 68.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 117MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,338 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.9 Read 120 153
72.1 Write 119 150
46.8 Mixed 68.2 84
68.1 SusWrite 117 152
77.9% 106 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.82 0.9
1.5 4K Write 1.98 2.2
0.73 4K Mixed 1.02 1.1
184% 1.27 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
245GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 139 144 142 143 143 MB/s
Read 147
Write 146
Mixed 66.8
SusWrite 142
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.33 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 129 131 135 130 131 MB/s
Read 140
Write 136
Mixed 70.5
SusWrite 131
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
193% 1.3 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 41 90 114 118 112 MB/s
Read 112
Write 129
Mixed 73.7
SusWrite 93.9
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.17 MB/s
277GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 112 112 105 114 109 MB/s
Read 91.5
Write 93.6
Mixed 63
SusWrite 110
66% 89.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
136GB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 117 116 117 119 118 MB/s
Read 72.3
Write 71.7
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 117
58% 79.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
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Typical ST33000651AS 3TB Builds (Compare 1,812 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 113%
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Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 100%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $310

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $1,433

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