Average Bench: 44.3% (416th of 1015)

Based on 3,501 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HD203WI

Below average average bench

The Samsung Spinpoint F3 2TB averaged 55.6% 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 0.85MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.91MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung Spinpoint F3 2TB is 35.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung Spinpoint F3 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 52.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 49.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,501 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.2 Read 72.8 105
22.8 Write 52.1 111
27.5 Mixed 49.1 63.7
41.5 SusWrite 81.3 107
47% 63.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.61 0.7
0.9 4K Write 1.91 2.5
0.4 4K Mixed 0.85 1.1
156% 1.12 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
448GB free
Firmware: 1AN10003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 108 108 108 109 108 MB/s
Read 108
Write 43.3
Mixed 64
SusWrite 106
59% 80.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.43 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 1AN10002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 111 111 111 111 111 MB/s
Read 85.4
Write 45.1
Mixed 60.9
SusWrite 111
56% 75.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
200% 1.47 MB/s
501GB free
Firmware: 1AN10003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 85 85 84 86 86 MB/s
Read 79.8
Write 35.8
Mixed 51.9
SusWrite 85.5
47% 63.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 1AN10003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 97 99 97 99 98 MB/s
Read 67.7
Write 41.2
Mixed 58.7
SusWrite 94.2
48% 65.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.3 MB/s
409GB free
Firmware: 1AN10002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 69 70 70 70 70 MB/s
Read 61.8
Write 91.5
Mixed 56.1
SusWrite 69.8
52% 69.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
273GB free
Firmware: 1AN10003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 98 98 99 100 100 MB/s
Read 32
Write 38.9
Mixed 39.7
SusWrite 99.3
39% 52.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.13 MB/s
726GB free
Firmware: 1AN10002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 68 60 69 70 61 MB/s
Read 58.4
Write 90
Mixed 48.7
SusWrite 66.6
49% 65.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1.03 MB/s
805GB free
Firmware: 1AN10003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 73 66 75 74 76 MB/s
Read 48.6
Write 78.2
Mixed 45
SusWrite 73.1
45% 61.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
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Typical Spinpoint F3 2TB Builds (Compare 14,362 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $495

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