Average Bench: 64.9% (167th of 1015)

Based on 63 user benchmarks.  Model: ST31000524NS 43W7625 42C0400IBM

Above average average bench

The Seagate ST31000524NS 43W7625 42C0400IBM 1TB averaged 35.0% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.86MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST31000524NS 43W7625 42C0400IBM 1TB is 29.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST31000524NS 43W7625 42C0400IBM 1TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 66.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 109MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 63 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.7 Read 115 131
65.5 Write 109 129
34.9 Mixed 66.2 116
70.4 SusWrite 111 128
73.6% 100 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.59 4K Read 0.83 0.9
1.5 4K Write 2 2.3
0.48 4K Mixed 0.86 1.08
168% 1.23 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
930GB free
Firmware: BB28
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 125 127 128 126 128 MB/s
Read 124
Write 116
Mixed 61.9
SusWrite 127
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
180% 1.23 MB/s
930GB free
Firmware: BB28
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 123 125 123 124 126 MB/s
Read 114
Write 116
Mixed 60.3
SusWrite 124
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
163% 1.1 MB/s
433GB free
Firmware: BB28
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 110 113 111 110 111 MB/s
Read 118
Write 102
Mixed 64.8
SusWrite 108
72% 98.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
186% 1.3 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 30,948,672 HDDs tested.

Typical ST31000524NS 43W7625 42C0400IBM 1TB Builds (Compare 2,640 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 29%
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 23%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H310M H 2.0

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $245

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