Average Bench: 49.2% (316th of 1015)

Based on 20,222 user benchmarks.  Models: ST32000542AS, ST320005 ST32000542AS, ST320005 42AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB averaged 50.8% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.92MB/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 30.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 49.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 79.6MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 20,222 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.3 Read 87 111
32.9 Write 79.6 107
35.8 Mixed 49.4 60.9
50 SusWrite 84.1 108
55.1% 75.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.7 0.8
1.3 4K Write 1.58 1.9
0.7 4K Mixed 0.92 1
160% 1.07 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC95
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 91 91 92 91 91 MB/s
Read 103
Write 102
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 90.9
64% 87.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1.1
187% 1.2 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 79 87 77 84 88 MB/s
Read 98.3
Write 81
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 79.4
58% 79 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 75 75 75 73 75 MB/s
Read 87.9
Write 86.5
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 74.5
55% 74.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,750,061 HDDs tested.


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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

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