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 Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
223GB free
Firmware: 2AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 78 80 81 81 81 MB/s
Read 167
Write 17.5
Mixed 60.4
SusWrite 77.6
59% 80.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.63 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: 2AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 56 55 57 57 57 MB/s
Read 157
Write 13.7
Mixed 45
SusWrite 56.5
50% 67.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
107% 0.77 MB/s
255GB free
Firmware: 2AJ10002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 90 89 90 91 91 MB/s
Read 116
Write 35.8
Mixed 58.7
SusWrite 88.5
55% 74.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
104% 0.83 MB/s
127GB free
Firmware: 2AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 66 66 66 67 67 MB/s
Read 79.7
Write 33.5
Mixed 49.6
SusWrite 64.9
42% 56.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.9 MB/s
139GB free
Firmware: 2AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 75 74 74 75 75 MB/s
Read 70.4
Write 32.9
Mixed 47.3
SusWrite 73.5
41% 56 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
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AmazonUS $5010 months
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Typical HM321HI 320GB Builds (Compare 586 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron N5010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $222

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 Comments

Added n/a ago.

Poor

4 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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