Average Bench: 27.6% (811th of 1015)

Based on 8,917 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9320325AS, ST932032 5AS, ST932032 ST9320325AS

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST9320325AS 320GB averaged 72.4% 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 0.53MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.93MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST9320325AS 320GB is 30.4%. 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 29.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 45.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,917 samples)
Min Avg Max
9.74 Read 50.7 71
11.4 Write 48.2 68
9.88 Mixed 29.8 38.5
14.9 SusWrite 45.2 68.3
32% 43.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.4 0.5
0.4 4K Write 0.93 1.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.53 0.7
92.5% 0.62 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
286GB free
Firmware: 0003SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 69 69 70 71 71 MB/s
Read 72.6
Write 64.7
Mixed 35.4
SusWrite 69.8
44% 60.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
85% 0.53 MB/s
202GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0006SDM2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 44 54 59 64 64 MB/s
Read 67.6
Write 60
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 55.8
40% 54.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.6 MB/s
122GB free
Firmware: 0002CE02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 42 42 41 42 42 MB/s
Read 66.5
Write 66.7
Mixed 49
SusWrite 41.4
41% 55.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 48 22 38 40 60 MB/s
Read 64.5
Write 65
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 42
36% 49.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
87% 0.57 MB/s
76GB free
Firmware: 0003SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 38 39 38 39 39 MB/s
Read 43
Write 41.5
Mixed 30.7
SusWrite 38.6
28% 38.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.83 MB/s
51GB free
Firmware: 0003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 27 27 27 27 28 MB/s
Read 25.5
Write 21.8
Mixed 20
SusWrite 26.7
17% 23.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
85% 0.53 MB/s
223GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.8 19 20 4.8 5 7.3 MB/s
Read 11
Write 15.7
Mixed 10.5
SusWrite 10.8
9% 12 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.2
47% 0.43 MB/s
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Typical ST9320325AS 320GB Builds (Compare 492 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 19%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

System: Asus K53U

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 14% - Very poor Total price: $22

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