Average Bench: 48% (336th of 1015)

Based on 19,877 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 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 49.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 76.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,877 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.2 Read 84.9 110
28 Write 76.3 107
34.6 Mixed 49.6 60.8
41.5 SusWrite 82.3 108
53.8% 73.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.7 0.8
1.2 4K Write 1.56 1.9
0.66 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%
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC95
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 96 98 97 97 97 MB/s
Read 96.4
Write 98
Mixed 49.4
SusWrite 96.2
62% 85 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
836GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 90 89 91 88 87 MB/s
Read 91.5
Write 94.8
Mixed 55.5
SusWrite 88.6
61% 82.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
858GB free
Firmware: CC94
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 87 90 89 88 90 MB/s
Read 90.7
Write 81.5
Mixed 50.3
SusWrite 88.9
57% 77.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 74 73 74 74 74 MB/s
Read 99.8
Write 105
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 73.1
62% 84.2 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: 73 71 75 70 74 72 MB/s
Read 96.4
Write 106
Mixed 57
SusWrite 72.3
61% 82.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.17 MB/s
133GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 95 95 96 95 96 MB/s
Read 71.5
Write 72.2
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 93.2
53% 71.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
279GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 69 70 71 70 71 MB/s
Read 67
Write 66.6
Mixed 46.3
SusWrite 70.1
46% 62.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1.03 MB/s
235GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 67 68 67 68 68 MB/s
Read 59.1
Write 59.1
Mixed 43.4
SusWrite 66.9
42% 57.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.07 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 21 23 22 26 26 MB/s
Read 21.2
Write 34.1
Mixed 25.2
SusWrite 23.4
19% 26 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.2
42% 0.3 MB/s
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Gaming 99%
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Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $973

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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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