Average Bench: 47.7% (345th of 1015)

Based on 18,438 user benchmarks.  Models: ST32000542AS, ST320005 ST32000542AS, ST320005 42AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB averaged 52.2% 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 0.69MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB is 32.1%. 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 48.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 76.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,438 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.3 Read 85.3 110
27.8 Write 76.4 106
30.7 Mixed 48.4 60.9
38.4 SusWrite 80.8 107
53.4% 72.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.69 0.8
0.9 4K Write 1.53 1.8
0.6 4K Mixed 0.9 1
157% 1.04 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: 97 101 104 105 105 103 MB/s
Read 88.7
Write 88.6
Mixed 50.6
SusWrite 102
60% 82.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 94 93 92 97 98 MB/s
Read 90.2
Write 66.2
Mixed 49.7
SusWrite 90.5
54% 74.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1.03 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 88 88 88 88 88 MB/s
Read 86.6
Write 85.7
Mixed 46.3
SusWrite 87.9
56% 76.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.7
100% 0.5 MB/s
215GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 66 67 66 66 67 MB/s
Read 101
Write 102
Mixed 53.4
SusWrite 66.5
59% 80.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.1 MB/s
506GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 69 68 70 70 69 MB/s
Read 98
Write 93.4
Mixed 59.2
SusWrite 68.8
59% 79.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.17 MB/s
10GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 72 77 71 69 67 MB/s
Read 83
Write 67.7
Mixed 44
SusWrite 71.4
49% 66.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.83 MB/s
192GB free
Firmware: CC95
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 81 80 79 81 81 MB/s
Read 71.6
Write 62.7
Mixed 44.2
SusWrite 80.1
48% 64.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
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Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $101

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,027

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11 months ago.

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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