Average Bench: 44% (434th of 1015)

Based on 2,985 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3320413AS, ST332041 ST3320413AS, ST332041 3AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 320GB averaged 56.0% 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 0.89MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.69MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 320GB is 41.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 320GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 50.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 74MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,985 samples)
Min Avg Max
18.2 Read 79 104
25.2 Write 78 103
19.7 Mixed 50.2 65
32.6 SusWrite 74 105
51.7% 70.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.63 0.8
0.8 4K Write 1.69 2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.89 1.1
157% 1.07 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
43GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 93 95 94 94 94 MB/s
Read 59
Write 66.3
Mixed 49.2
SusWrite 93.8
49% 67.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 51 38 56 60 58 MB/s
Read 70.3
Write 69
Mixed 50.8
SusWrite 51.5
45% 60.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
188% 1.27 MB/s
91GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 53 39 68 41 37 MB/s
Read 72.5
Write 73.5
Mixed 45
SusWrite 48.7
44% 59.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 17 19 26 33 34 MB/s
Read 91.2
Write 78.9
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 27.4
47% 63.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.13 MB/s
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 55 58 57 63 62 MB/s
Read 61
Write 66
Mixed 47.3
SusWrite 57.6
43% 58 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 320GB Builds (Compare 10,194 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 52%
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Workstation
Workstation 19%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 790

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $180

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