Average Bench: 48.2% (336th of 1014)

Based on 13,402 user benchmarks.  Models: ST32000542AS, ST320005 ST32000542AS, ST320005 42AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB averaged 51.8% 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.

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 33.4%. 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 48.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 77.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,402 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.2 Read 85.5 112
25.6 Write 77.1 107
29.7 Mixed 48.5 60.8
40.7 SusWrite 82.3 109
53.9% 73.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.7 0.8
0.99 4K Write 1.55 1.9
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: CC37
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 99 103 103 105 103 MB/s
Read 86
Write 83.2
Mixed 43.5
SusWrite 103
58% 78.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
168% 1.07 MB/s
979GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 82 77 78 85 82 MB/s
Read 88.7
Write 89.3
Mixed 48.2
SusWrite 78.2
56% 76.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.03 MB/s
270GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 56 58 58 58 58 MB/s
Read 97.2
Write 94.3
Mixed 51.3
SusWrite 57.5
55% 75.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 63 63 65 65 65 MB/s
Read 54.2
Write 55.8
Mixed 37.3
SusWrite 63.9
39% 52.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
226GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 39 37 42 38 36 MB/s
Read 48.5
Write 29.7
Mixed 30
SusWrite 38.5
27% 36.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.83 MB/s
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Typical ST32000542AS 2TB Builds (Compare 283 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 15%
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Desktop 48%
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Workstation
Workstation 18%
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System: Medionpc MS-7707

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $61

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