Average Bench: 83.6% (65th of 1015)

Based on 21 user benchmarks.  Model: ST31000528AS

Very good average bench

The Seagate ST31000528AS 3TB averaged just 16.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate ST31000528AS 3TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 153MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 127MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST31000528AS 3TB is 43.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST31000528AS 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.22MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.66MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 21 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.9 Read 153 187
71.8 Write 139 189
77.6 Mixed 127 168
105% 139 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.34 4K Read 0.66 1.12
0.42 4K Write 1.73 2.57
0.16 4K Mixed 0.22 0.39
84.4% 0.87 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,989,650 HDDs tested.

Typical ST31000528AS 3TB Builds (Compare 5,271 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Pro3 - $212

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $752

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  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

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Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $653SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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