Average Bench: 43.3% (440th of 1015)

Based on 3,108 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3320413AS, ST332041 ST3320413AS, ST332041 3AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 320GB averaged 56.6% 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 1.68MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 320GB is 42.6%. 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 72MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,108 samples)
Min Avg Max
15.2 Read 78.7 104
26.4 Write 78.6 102
19 Mixed 50.2 64.3
29.8 SusWrite 72 104
51.4% 69.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.62 0.8
0.72 4K Write 1.68 2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.89 1.1
156% 1.06 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
261GB free
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 102 101 102 102 103 MB/s
Read 102
Write 100
Mixed 68
SusWrite 102
69% 93.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
244GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 79 80 80 79 81 MB/s
Read 104
Write 105
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 78.6
62% 85.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
188% 1.27 MB/s
271GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 62 52 92 95 93 MB/s
Read 102
Write 93.4
Mixed 62.5
SusWrite 74.8
61% 83.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
166% 1.07 MB/s
242GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 66 75 61 83 80 MB/s
Read 93.8
Write 67.5
Mixed 52.5
SusWrite 73.1
53% 71.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
196GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 68 68 68 65 65 MB/s
Read 97
Write 89.9
Mixed 60.4
SusWrite 66.4
58% 78.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 320GB Builds (Compare 11,599 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop 46%
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Workstation
Workstation 18%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 790

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $100

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