Average Bench: 25.7% (854th of 1015)

Based on 567 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3120213AS, ST312021 3A, ST312021 ST3120213AS, ST312021 3AS

Very poor average bench

The Seagate ST3120213AS 120GB averaged 74.3% 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 0.62MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.52MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3120213AS 120GB is 20.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3120213AS 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 29.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 29.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 567 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.8 Read 46.8 58.2
8.8 Write 29.9 55.8
13.7 Mixed 29.6 53.3
13.7 SusWrite 40.9 58.2
27.2% 36.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.11 4K Read 0.52 0.7
0.3 4K Write 1.1 1.4
0.13 4K Mixed 0.62 0.9
112% 0.75 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
112GB free
Firmware: 3.AHL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 56 56 56 56 56 MB/s
Read 55
Write 11.7
Mixed 29.3
SusWrite 55.8
28% 38 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AHL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 27 40 46 49 53 MB/s
Read 52.7
Write 47.5
Mixed 35.6
SusWrite 40.8
33% 44.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
92GB free
Firmware: 3.AHL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 35 36 35 36 35 MB/s
Read 55.2
Write 11.5
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 35.4
24% 32.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.97 MB/s
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 33 39 35 34 40 MB/s
Read 25.8
Write 15.3
Mixed 23.8
SusWrite 35.1
18% 25 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
83% 0.5 MB/s
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AHL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 19 18 17 35 29 MB/s
Read 30.2
Write 46.4
Mixed 10.5
SusWrite 22.6
20% 27.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
75% 0.43 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AHL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 15 11 20 20 20 MB/s
Read 31.3
Write 49.1
Mixed 26.4
SusWrite 20.3
24% 31.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.8 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 30,947,051 HDDs tested.

Typical ST3120213AS 120GB Builds (Compare 4 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete

System: Compaq-presario GC668AA-ABA SR5110NX

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