Average Bench: 48.6% (331st of 1015)

Based on 9,880 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 0.71MB/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 49MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 78.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,880 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.1 Read 87 112
29.3 Write 78.9 109
34.6 Mixed 49 60.5
47.4 SusWrite 82.1 109
54.5% 74.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.71 0.8
0.8 4K Write 1.54 1.8
0.6 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: CC37
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 103 100 102 101 99 MB/s
Read 94
Write 94.8
Mixed 52.3
SusWrite 101
63% 85.6 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: 87 91 91 91 92 91 MB/s
Read 98.7
Write 90.8
Mixed 52
SusWrite 90.3
61% 82.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.1 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 90 92 92 93 90 MB/s
Read 92.3
Write 86.8
Mixed 49
SusWrite 90.8
58% 79.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.1 MB/s
942GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 80 80 81 80 79 MB/s
Read 83
Write 82
Mixed 49.2
SusWrite 79.6
54% 73.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
168% 1.07 MB/s
867GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 91 95 94 96 94 MB/s
Read 55.2
Write 58
Mixed 40
SusWrite 94.1
45% 61.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.03 MB/s
135GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 67 70 69 70 70 MB/s
Read 75.5
Write 60
Mixed 43.8
SusWrite 69
46% 62.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.13 MB/s
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Typical ST32000542AS 2TB Builds (Compare 209 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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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: 15% - Very poor Total price: $86

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