Average Bench: 48% (341st of 1015)

Based on 13,827 user benchmarks.  Models: ST32000542AS, ST320005 ST32000542AS, ST320005 42AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB averaged 51.9% 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 0.9MB/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 31.6%. 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 48.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 77.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,827 samples)
Min Avg Max
50 Read 85.5 110
29.9 Write 77.8 107
34 Mixed 48.8 60.5
45.6 SusWrite 81.6 109
53.9% 73.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.7 0.8
1.1 4K Write 1.55 1.8
0.6 4K Mixed 0.9 1
158% 1.05 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 107 109 110 110 108 MB/s
Read 109
Write 103
Mixed 57.4
SusWrite 108
69% 94.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.17 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC94
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 100 103 100 103 102 MB/s
Read 105
Write 94.5
Mixed 55.1
SusWrite 102
65% 89.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 93 96 98 96 98 MB/s
Read 104
Write 94.8
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 96.1
64% 87.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.03 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC94
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 101 94 97 93 95 MB/s
Read 97.4
Write 87.5
Mixed 52.3
SusWrite 96.2
61% 83.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.1 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 106 109 110 108 110 MB/s
Read 64
Write 64
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 108
51% 69.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1
166% 1.03 MB/s
746GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 80 82 82 79 82 MB/s
Read 79.8
Write 80.5
Mixed 49.3
SusWrite 80.8
53% 72.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $129

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $952

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7200 Rpm 64 mb.he got 5900 Rpm 32 mb. Output but can be used for desktop computer storage, though 7200 Rpm 64 mb on a desktop computer. Preferred


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