Average Bench: 48% (348th of 1015)

Based on 9,049 user benchmarks.  Models: ST32000542AS, ST320005 ST32000542AS, ST320005 42AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB averaged 52.0% 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 0.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB is 32%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 48.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 77.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,049 samples)
Min Avg Max
51.5 Read 85.2 111
27.5 Write 77.4 108
32.2 Mixed 48.4 61
40.2 SusWrite 81.8 109
53.7% 73.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.51 4K Read 0.7 0.8
1.1 4K Write 1.54 1.8
0.6 4K Mixed 0.91 1
159% 1.05 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 102 100 102 102 102 MB/s
Read 105
Write 85.9
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 101
63% 86.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 100 104 102 104 105 MB/s
Read 100
Write 100
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 102
66% 89.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 94 97 93 95 97 MB/s
Read 93
Write 90.2
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 95.5
61% 83.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.13 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 88 88 82 87 90 MB/s
Read 71.7
Write 77.5
Mixed 44.3
SusWrite 86.8
51% 70.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0117
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 16 17 17 17 17 MB/s
Read 26.9
Write 14.6
Mixed 23.6
SusWrite 17.1
15% 20.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
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Typical ST32000542AS 2TB Builds (Compare 195 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 16%
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Desktop 50%
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Workstation
Workstation 20%
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System: Medionpc MS-7707

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 114% - Outstanding Total price: $85

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