Average Bench: 48.5% (335th of 1015)

Based on 11,169 user benchmarks.  Models: ST32000542AS, ST320005 ST32000542AS, ST320005 42AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB averaged 51.4% 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 0.92MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.7MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB is 29.9%. 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 49.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 79.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,169 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.9 Read 87 110
37.4 Write 79.9 107
36.7 Mixed 49.1 60.7
42.4 SusWrite 81.9 108
54.6% 74.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.7 0.8
1.1 4K Write 1.56 1.8
0.7 4K Mixed 0.92 1
160% 1.06 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: 109 111 111 111 110 112 MB/s
Read 110
Write 103
Mixed 57.9
SusWrite 111
70% 95.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
178% 1.2 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 83 85 86 84 80 MB/s
Read 102
Write 70
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 82.4
55% 75.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 71 76 82 86 87 MB/s
Read 90.2
Write 84.5
Mixed 48.5
SusWrite 78.4
55% 75.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.1 MB/s
751GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 85 87 86 87 87 MB/s
Read 82
Write 82
Mixed 47.3
SusWrite 86.3
55% 74.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
178% 1.2 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 79 79 78 77 78 MB/s
Read 85.7
Write 78
Mixed 50.5
SusWrite 77.6
54% 72.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 97 97 98 102 100 MB/s
Read 35.5
Write 97.5
Mixed 33.8
SusWrite 98.1
48% 66.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.13 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 62 62 66 63 62 MB/s
Read 7.8
Write 49.3
Mixed 28.4
SusWrite 62.8
27% 37.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
95% 0.67 MB/s
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Gaming 15%
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Desktop 49%
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Workstation
Workstation 18%
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System: Medionpc MS-7707

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - Very poor Total price: $61

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