Average Bench: 34.9% (592nd of 1015)

Based on 12,451 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HM321HI

Poor average bench

The Samsung HM321HI 320GB averaged 65.0% 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 0.54MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.22MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung HM321HI 320GB is 38.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung HM321HI 320GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 39.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 47.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,451 samples)
Min Avg Max
9.06 Read 61.3 87.7
10.8 Write 47.9 85.1
9.7 Mixed 39.9 51.6
20.9 SusWrite 60.2 89.2
38.5% 52.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.38 0.5
0.4 4K Write 1.22 1.8
0.1 4K Mixed 0.54 0.8
98.8% 0.72 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
298GB free
Firmware: 2AJ10002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 95 95 96 96 96 MB/s
Read 211
Write 20.1
Mixed 56.2
SusWrite 91.3
69% 94.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
91% 0.63 MB/s
74GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 63 63 64 63 63 MB/s
Read 110
Write 18.9
Mixed 51.9
SusWrite 62.9
45% 60.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
112% 0.73 MB/s
217GB free
Firmware: 1.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 83 82 82 83 84 MB/s
Read 77.9
Write 45.7
Mixed 45.9
SusWrite 82.4
46% 63 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
209GB free
Firmware: 2AJ10002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 81 81 80 81 81 MB/s
Read 79.9
Write 47.2
Mixed 49.8
SusWrite 79
47% 64 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.83 MB/s
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AJ10002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 23 27 32 43 45 MB/s
Read 56.7
Write 60.5
Mixed 47.6
SusWrite 32.2
37% 49.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
84% 0.6 MB/s
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Typical HM321HI 320GB Builds (Compare 659 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron N5010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $158

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 Comments

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Poor

6 years ago.

I've used this drive. After using few months, it gives only 7.03 MB/s read speed and 0.94 MB/s write speed.


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