Average Bench: 44.7% (408th of 1015)

Based on 9,968 user benchmarks.  Models: ST31500541AS, ST315005 ST31500541AS, ST315005 41AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST31500541AS 1.5TB averaged 55.3% 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 0.92MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.58MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST31500541AS 1.5TB is 26.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST31500541AS 1.5TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 47.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 74.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,968 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.8 Read 77.8 98.9
33.3 Write 74.6 97.2
31.9 Mixed 47.2 55.3
40.8 SusWrite 77.6 99.7
50.9% 69.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.58 4K Read 0.7 0.8
1.2 4K Write 1.58 1.9
0.7 4K Mixed 0.92 1
160% 1.06 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
952GB free
Firmware: CC94
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 82 83 81 82 83 MB/s
Read 111
Write 35
Mixed 60.4
SusWrite 82.1
53% 72.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1.03 MB/s
715GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 84 82 81 81 79 MB/s
Read 89
Write 84
Mixed 51.5
SusWrite 80.8
56% 76.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
771GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 85 83 83 84 83 MB/s
Read 81.7
Write 78.1
Mixed 55.3
SusWrite 83.4
55% 74.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
397GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 81 80 83 79 81 MB/s
Read 82.5
Write 67.5
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 81.1
52% 70.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 81 83 82 84 83 MB/s
Read 68.4
Write 77.5
Mixed 47.6
SusWrite 81.1
50% 68.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
409GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 76 78 77 77 77 MB/s
Read 57.8
Write 65
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 76.7
44% 60.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.1 MB/s
112GB free
Firmware: CC91
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 76 76 76 77 78 MB/s
Read 49.7
Write 52.8
Mixed 38.4
SusWrite 76.9
40% 54.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
334GB free
Firmware: CC91
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 48 48 49 47 48 MB/s
Read 43.3
Write 50.4
Mixed 34
SusWrite 48.3
32% 44 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 46,554,712 HDDs tested.

Typical ST31500541AS 1.5TB Builds (Compare 12,606 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $898

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