Average Bench: 44.3% (417th of 1015)

Based on 8,810 user benchmarks.  Models: ST31500541AS, ST315005 ST31500541AS, ST315005 41AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST31500541AS 1.5TB 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.91MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.7MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST31500541AS 1.5TB is 28.7%. 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 46.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 72.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,810 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.6 Read 77.8 99.3
30.7 Write 72.7 97.4
30.9 Mixed 46.3 54.7
44.1 SusWrite 76.2 98.4
50.2% 68.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.7 0.8
1.16 4K Write 1.56 1.9
0.7 4K Mixed 0.91 1
159% 1.06 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
745GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 83 83 82 82 83 MB/s
Read 82.7
Write 76.8
Mixed 48.8
SusWrite 81.5
53% 72.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
115GB free
Firmware: CC91
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 90 90 91 91 90 MB/s
Read 71.5
Write 70.5
Mixed 42.8
SusWrite 89.6
50% 68.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.07 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 64 48 54 74 83 MB/s
Read 77.8
Write 79.7
Mixed 31.3
SusWrite 62
46% 62.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.3
84% 0.77 MB/s
13GB free
Firmware: CC95
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 71 71 71 70 71 MB/s
Read 68.6
Write 19.4
Mixed 40.6
SusWrite 70.5
37% 49.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.07 MB/s
441GB free
Firmware: CC94
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 70 72 72 71 71 MB/s
Read 67.7
Write 66.9
Mixed 43.5
SusWrite 71.1
46% 62.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
494GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 64 62 64 63 62 MB/s
Read 67.9
Write 67.6
Mixed 45
SusWrite 63.1
45% 60.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1.03 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,777,704 HDDs tested.

Typical ST31500541AS 1.5TB Builds (Compare 94,225 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $128

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,073

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