Average Bench: 66.8% (153rd of 1015)

Based on 2,966 user benchmarks.  Models: ST33000651AS, ST330006 ST33000651AS, ST330006 51AS

Above average average bench

The Seagate ST33000651AS 3TB averaged 33.2% 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 1.01MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST33000651AS 3TB is 43.8%. 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 67.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 114MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,966 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.5 Read 118 150
74 Write 118 149
51 Mixed 67.5 83.6
55.5 SusWrite 114 150
76.6% 104 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.82 0.9
1.6 4K Write 2 2.3
0.7 4K Mixed 1.01 1.1
183% 1.28 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
977GB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 113 109 107 114 111 MB/s
Read 106
Write 94.3
Mixed 68
SusWrite 111
70% 94.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
186% 1.3 MB/s
20GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 95 99 90 83 88 MB/s
Read 102
Write 97.5
Mixed 64.8
SusWrite 91.6
66% 89.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
200% 1.4 MB/s
24GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 110 106 111 99 111 MB/s
Read 84.7
Write 79.3
Mixed 61.3
SusWrite 107
61% 83.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1.1
185% 1.17 MB/s
9GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 114 112 114 111 111 MB/s
Read 78
Write 82
Mixed 56.6
SusWrite 112
60% 82.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
95% 0.8 MB/s
324GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 33 48 63 24 23 MB/s
Read 98
Write 101
Mixed 63
SusWrite 50.1
58% 78 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
193% 1.3 MB/s
504GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 49 47 44 44 43 MB/s
Read 100
Write 93.1
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 46.2
56% 75.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
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Typical ST33000651AS 3TB Builds (Compare 15,632 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 57%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350M-A - $76

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $581

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