Average Bench: 34.2% (622nd of 1015)

Based on 2,531 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3400620AS, ST340062 0A, ST340062 0AS, ST340062 ST3400620AS

Poor average bench

The Seagate ST3400620AS 400GB averaged 65.8% 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 0.65MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.44MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3400620AS 400GB is just 19.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3400620AS 400GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 46.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 42.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,531 samples)
Min Avg Max
37 Read 61 74
23 Write 46.6 71.7
31 Mixed 42.8 50.4
33.2 SusWrite 57.8 74.6
38.5% 52.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.63 0.7
0.8 4K Write 1.44 1.9
0.4 4K Mixed 0.65 0.9
125% 0.91 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
178GB free
Firmware: 3.AAK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 61 62 63 63 63 MB/s
Read 64.5
Write 41.2
Mixed 45.8
SusWrite 62.4
40% 53.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.5
118% 1 MB/s
141GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 53 56 56 57 57 MB/s
Read 56.6
Write 30.6
Mixed 40.9
SusWrite 55.6
34% 45.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
132% 0.8 MB/s
136GB free
Firmware: 3.AAK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 44 44 44 45 45 MB/s
Read 64.5
Write 46.3
Mixed 44.5
SusWrite 44.6
37% 50 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
114% 0.93 MB/s
48GB free
Firmware: 3.AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 49 49 49 49 50 MB/s
Read 56.8
Write 49.5
Mixed 42.3
SusWrite 49.5
37% 49.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
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AmazonUS $553 years
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Typical ST3400620AS 400GB Builds (Compare 1,400 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G41M-Combo

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $190

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