Average Bench: 44.2% (420th of 1015)

Based on 2,498 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HD203WI

Below average average bench

The Samsung Spinpoint F3 2TB averaged 55.7% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.88MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.93MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung Spinpoint F3 2TB is 35.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung Spinpoint F3 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 52.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 49.1MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,498 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.7 Read 75.6 107
22.3 Write 52.3 114
28.8 Mixed 49.1 63.8
45.6 SusWrite 78.3 107
47.1% 63.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.62 0.7
1.1 4K Write 1.93 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: 1AN10003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 94 94 94 94 94 MB/s
Read 84.7
Write 105
Mixed 54.2
SusWrite 93.9
62% 84.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
176% 1.17 MB/s
62GB free
Firmware: 1AN10003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 96 96 96 93 94 MB/s
Read 61.3
Write 89.3
Mixed 46
SusWrite 95.3
54% 73 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.93 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 1AN10003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 93 94 94 94 93 MB/s
Read 51
Write 81.7
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 93.8
52% 70.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: 1AN10002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 64 61 66 61 67 MB/s
Read 60.3
Write 73.5
Mixed 52
SusWrite 64
46% 62.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
126% 0.97 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,748,000 HDDs tested.


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Typical Spinpoint F3 2TB Builds (Compare 27,042 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 56%
Desktop 72%
Workstation 61%

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $111

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $504

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