Average Bench: 45.2% (403rd of 1015)

Based on 2,854 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HD203WI

Below average average bench

The Samsung Spinpoint F3 2TB averaged 54.7% 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 0.88MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.94MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung Spinpoint F3 2TB is 34.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung Spinpoint F3 2TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 52.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 49.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,854 samples)
Min Avg Max
34 Read 77.3 106
22.3 Write 52.5 114
29 Mixed 49.3 63.2
46.8 SusWrite 80.1 107
47.7% 64.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.62 0.7
1.1 4K Write 1.94 2.5
0.5 4K Mixed 0.88 1.1
159% 1.14 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 1AN10002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 103 102 102 102 102 MB/s
Read 101
Write 36.5
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 102
54% 73.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.8
164% 1.33 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 1AN10003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 94 95 94 94 94 MB/s
Read 67.1
Write 40
Mixed 57
SusWrite 90.3
47% 63.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
168% 1.1 MB/s
328GB free
Firmware: 1AN1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 78 78 78 78 78 MB/s
Read 75
Write 32.5
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 78
44% 58.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.13 MB/s
505GB free
Firmware: 1AN10003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 81 82 81 81 80 MB/s
Read 71.3
Write 27.7
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 79.5
44% 58.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
798GB free
Firmware: 1AN10003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 53 45 43 51 49 MB/s
Read 90.3
Write 73.5
Mixed 40
SusWrite 49.6
46% 63.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.1
55% 0.57 MB/s
242GB free
Firmware: 1AN10003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 53 53 53 53 53 MB/s
Read 52.7
Write 30.7
Mixed 40
SusWrite 53.3
33% 44.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
2GB free
Firmware: 1AN10003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 55 54 31 29 57 MB/s
Read 53.5
Write 35.3
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 47.5
33% 44 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
104% 0.83 MB/s
234GB free
Firmware: 1AN10003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 54 54 54 54 54 MB/s
Read 19.2
Write 37
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 54.3
29% 38.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1
162% 1 MB/s
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Typical Spinpoint F3 2TB Builds (Compare 34,894 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $112

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $550

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