Average Bench: 47.5% (351st of 1015)

Based on 1,649 user benchmarks.  Models: ST31000322CS, ST310003 22CS, ST310003 ST31000322CS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST31000322CS 1TB averaged 52.4% 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 0.67MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.21MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST31000322CS 1TB is 39.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST31000322CS 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 47.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 80.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,649 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.1 Read 85 108
25 Write 82.1 106
20.7 Mixed 47.1 58.5
25.3 SusWrite 80.7 108
54.1% 73.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.53 0.6
0.5 4K Write 1.21 1.7
0.3 4K Mixed 0.67 0.8
119% 0.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
930GB free
Firmware: CA13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 108 110 111 111 110 MB/s
Read 106
Write 102
Mixed 57.1
SusWrite 109
69% 93.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
913GB free
Firmware: CA13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 107 106 105 105 105 MB/s
Read 104
Write 97.8
Mixed 57.9
SusWrite 106
67% 91.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: CA13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 88 87 99 100 94 MB/s
Read 94.2
Write 75.7
Mixed 49.2
SusWrite 91.4
57% 77.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
497GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CA13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 70 79 81 84 91 MB/s
Read 86
Write 16.7
Mixed 23.3
SusWrite 74.5
36% 50.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.3
64% 0.4 MB/s
293GB free
Firmware: CA13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 62 62 62 61 62 MB/s
Read 85.1
Write 81.4
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 61.4
50% 67.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
140GB free
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 69 69 56 69 69 MB/s
Read 73.2
Write 69.5
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 66.5
46% 62.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
125% 0.83 MB/s
2GB free
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 10 9.7 10 9.9 7.5 8.7 MB/s
Read 96.2
Write 11.3
Mixed 23.5
SusWrite 9.4
26% 35.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.1
38% 0.3 MB/s
265GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CA13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 41 40 34 38 36 MB/s
Read 33.1
Write 87.7
Mixed 26.3
SusWrite 36.3
34% 45.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
92% 0.7 MB/s
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AmazonUS $25022 months
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Typical ST31000322CS 1TB Builds (Compare 20,930 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $83

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