Average Bench: 43% (456th of 1015)

Based on 4,227 user benchmarks.  Models: ST31500541AS, ST315005 ST31500541AS, ST315005 41AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST31500541AS 1.5TB averaged 57.0% 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 0.69MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST31500541AS 1.5TB is 31.4%. 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 45.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 70.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,227 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.9 Read 76.5 100
28.4 Write 70.6 98.2
30.3 Mixed 45.2 54.5
37.2 SusWrite 72.9 98.5
48.7% 66.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.69 0.8
1.1 4K Write 1.52 1.8
0.64 4K Mixed 0.91 1.1
158% 1.04 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 86 88 87 86 88 MB/s
Read 85.8
Write 77.3
Mixed 52
SusWrite 86.3
55% 75.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.1 MB/s
191GB free
Firmware: CC35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 97 99 90 82 99 MB/s
Read 77.8
Write 76.2
Mixed 44.8
SusWrite 93.7
54% 73.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1
164% 1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 79 80 80 80 79 MB/s
Read 78.7
Write 71.7
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 79
51% 69.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.13 MB/s
600GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 66 73 78 76 77 MB/s
Read 64.7
Write 62.5
Mixed 41.6
SusWrite 72.6
44% 60.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
728GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 68 70 71 69 71 MB/s
Read 63.5
Write 67.5
Mixed 44
SusWrite 69.8
45% 61.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 1
162% 0.97 MB/s
418GB free
Firmware: CC35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 62 61 57 60 56 MB/s
Read 66.5
Write 53.6
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 59
41% 55.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.8 MB/s
379GB free
Firmware: CC35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 49 52 52 52 52 MB/s
Read 42
Write 54.7
Mixed 38
SusWrite 51.5
34% 46.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.1 MB/s
290GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 9.9 9.2 10 7.3 10 MB/s
Read 1.5
Write 5
Mixed 1.5
SusWrite 9.7
3% 4.43 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
13% 0.07 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,293,892 HDDs tested.

Typical ST31500541AS 1.5TB Builds (Compare 163 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

System: Medionpc MS-7713

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $333

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