Average Bench: 27.8% (806th of 1015)

Based on 9,950 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9320325AS, ST932032 5AS, ST932032 ST9320325AS

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST9320325AS 320GB averaged 72.1% 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 0.52MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.94MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST9320325AS 320GB is 30%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST9320325AS 320GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 30.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 45.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,950 samples)
Min Avg Max
9.13 Read 51 70.8
12.8 Write 48.6 69
9.5 Mixed 30.2 38.5
15.3 SusWrite 45.9 68.1
32.3% 43.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.4 0.5
0.4 4K Write 0.94 1.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.52 0.7
91.7% 0.62 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
271GB free (System drive)
Firmware: D005DEM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 60 63 64 65 63 MB/s
Read 65.5
Write 61.2
Mixed 36.5
SusWrite 61.9
41% 56.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.83 MB/s
185GB free
Firmware: 0003SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 63 64 65 65 64 MB/s
Read 63.3
Write 54.5
Mixed 37.3
SusWrite 63.9
40% 54.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
115% 0.7 MB/s
83GB free
Firmware: 0005
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 62 61 61 61 63 MB/s
Read 58.4
Write 56.1
Mixed 34.1
SusWrite 61.7
39% 52.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
78GB free
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 62 63 62 63 62 MB/s
Read 53.1
Write 44.6
Mixed 32.5
SusWrite 62.1
35% 48.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
87% 0.57 MB/s
264GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 44 45 50 56 56 MB/s
Read 62
Write 60.3
Mixed 29.2
SusWrite 48.7
37% 50 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
99% 0.57 MB/s
285GB free
Firmware: 0010LVM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 46 41 41 48 41 MB/s
Read 65.5
Write 47
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 43.9
36% 48.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
130% 0.8 MB/s
267GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0003SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 52 39 51 52 53 MB/s
Read 57.3
Write 50.2
Mixed 33.1
SusWrite 48.1
35% 47.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
117% 0.77 MB/s
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Typical ST9320325AS 320GB Builds (Compare 447 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 19%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

System: Asus K53U

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $32

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