Average Bench: 47.8% (351st of 1015)

Based on 1,719 user benchmarks.  Models: ST31000322CS, ST310003 22CS, ST310003 ST31000322CS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST31000322CS 1TB averaged 52.2% 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 Read Speed 0.53MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST31000322CS 1TB is 38.7%. 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 47.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 80.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,719 samples)
Min Avg Max
37.5 Read 86.2 110
29.5 Write 83 107
22.3 Mixed 47.2 58.5
29.7 SusWrite 80.2 109
54.4% 74.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.53 0.6
0.5 4K Write 1.19 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%
907GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 82 73 97 103 101 MB/s
Read 111
Write 101
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 85.4
64% 87.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
9GB free
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 98 94 101 100 100 MB/s
Read 79
Write 18.5
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 98.2
43% 58.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.87 MB/s
220GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PA12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 59 56 57 52 58 MB/s
Read 83.5
Write 88.3
Mixed 46
SusWrite 55
50% 68.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,734,915 HDDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $25011 months
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Typical ST31000322CS 1TB Builds (Compare 47,685 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $451

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