Average Bench: 44.2% (420th of 1014)

Based on 6,242 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3320413AS, ST332041 ST3320413AS, ST332041 3AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 320GB averaged 55.7% 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 0.91MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.72MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 320GB is 38%. 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 51.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 74.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,242 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.6 Read 79.1 103
31.9 Write 79.1 102
27.2 Mixed 51.6 64
30 SusWrite 74.8 105
52.3% 71.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.64 0.8
1 4K Write 1.72 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.91 1.1
159% 1.09 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
237GB free
Firmware: JC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 90 89 87 87 89 MB/s
Read 92.5
Write 83.6
Mixed 61.8
SusWrite 88.5
60% 81.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
178% 1.2 MB/s
238GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 81 78 84 93 90 MB/s
Read 96.7
Write 98.4
Mixed 62
SusWrite 82.8
62% 85 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 87 88 89 88 93 MB/s
Read 60.8
Write 58.8
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 86.8
44% 60.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
231GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 43 18 68 72 59 MB/s
Read 91.5
Write 94.9
Mixed 54.6
SusWrite 53.4
54% 73.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
129% 1.03 MB/s
118GB free
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 62 63 63 65 64 MB/s
Read 77.5
Write 71.5
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 63
45% 61.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
160GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 25 39 11 12 13 MB/s
Read 81.8
Write 82.4
Mixed 47.5
SusWrite 19.6
43% 57.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
122% 0.7 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 320GB Builds (Compare 10,561 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 3%
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Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 3%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 790

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $49

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