Average Bench: 15.5% (1010th of 1015)

Based on 151 user benchmarks.  Models: ST340015A, ST340015 A

Terrible average bench

The Seagate ST340015A 40GB averaged 84.5% 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 0.23MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.35MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST340015A 40GB is just 18.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST340015A 40GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 21.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 18.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 151 samples)
Min Avg Max
7.2 Read 26.8 41.7
9.88 Write 28.4 42.5
7.74 Mixed 18.9 36.8
3.72 SusWrite 21.3 40.5
17.6% 23.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.04 4K Read 0.35 0.52
0.05 4K Write 0.45 0.97
0.05 4K Mixed 0.23 0.5
48.8% 0.35 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
26GB free
Firmware: 3.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 40 40 40 40 38 MB/s
Read 37
Write 35.9
Mixed 25.9
SusWrite 39.8
26% 34.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.3
58% 0.33 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: 3.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 41 40 41 41 42 MB/s
Read 36
Write 34
Mixed 25.4
SusWrite 40.7
25% 34 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.3
58% 0.33 MB/s
8GB free
Firmware: 3.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 25 27 27 28 28 MB/s
Read 29.3
Write 28.3
Mixed 19.8
SusWrite 27
19% 26.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.2
45% 0.27 MB/s
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.9 5.2 4.2 3 4.8 5.1 MB/s
Read 21
Write 20
Mixed 21.8
SusWrite 4.5
13% 16.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.2
45% 0.27 MB/s
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.3 9.8 13 15 25 26 MB/s
Read 5
Write 8
Mixed 8.5
SusWrite 15.7
7% 9.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.4
62% 0.4 MB/s
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Typical ST340015A 40GB Builds (Compare 864 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus P5N-E SLI

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 31% - Below average Total price: $325

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