Average Bench: 17.1% (993rd of 1014)

Based on 1,946 user benchmarks.  Models: ST9120822AS, ST912082 ST9120822AS, ST912082 2AS

Terrible average bench

The Seagate ST9120822AS 120GB averaged 82.8% 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 0.46MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.42MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST9120822AS 120GB is just 17.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST9120822AS 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 22.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 28.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,946 samples)
Min Avg Max
8 Read 31.2 43.1
8.91 Write 30.5 43.5
8.47 Mixed 22.8 29.3
10.4 SusWrite 28.3 41.8
20.8% 28.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.42 0.5
0.2 4K Write 0.59 0.8
0.1 4K Mixed 0.46 0.6
79.6% 0.49 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
102GB free
Firmware: D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 41 41 41 MB/s
Read 40.3
Write 38.6
Mixed 28.1
SusWrite 40.8
27% 36.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
99% 0.57 MB/s
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.ALC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 37 35 33 42 40 MB/s
Read 40.8
Write 38.6
Mixed 26.3
SusWrite 35.9
26% 35.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.57 MB/s
90GB free
Firmware: 3.ALD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 35 35 35 34 35 MB/s
Read 28.3
Write 29.3
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 34.6
21% 28.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
85% 0.53 MB/s
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.ALC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 22 30 37 30 40 MB/s
Read 14.2
Write 25.2
Mixed 21.2
SusWrite 30.8
17% 22.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.4
70% 0.43 MB/s
18GB free
Firmware: 3.ALC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 12 10 10 9.4 4.1 12 MB/s
Read 27.6
Write 8
Mixed 21.7
SusWrite 9.7
13% 16.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
87% 0.57 MB/s
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.ALC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 19 15 16 17 15 MB/s
Read 20.5
Write 17.5
Mixed 18
SusWrite 16
13% 18 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.3
61% 0.43 MB/s
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.BHD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.4 2.2 1 1 1.2 20 MB/s
Read 25.3
Write 19.7
Mixed 19
SusWrite 4.6
13% 17.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
68% 0.4 MB/s
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.BHD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 16 16 13 16 22 MB/s
Read 12.2
Write 18.6
Mixed 14.1
SusWrite 15.6
11% 15.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.2
36% 0.23 MB/s
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Typical ST9120822AS 120GB Builds (Compare 623 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-Gaming3-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $389

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