Average Bench: 62.3% (180th of 1014)

Based on 3,022 user benchmarks.  Models: ST31000524NS, ST310005 24NS, SEAGATE ST31000524NS, ST310005 ST31000524NS

Above average average bench

The Seagate ST31000524NS 1TB averaged 37.6% 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 0.98MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.92MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST31000524NS 1TB is 34.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST31000524NS 1TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 58.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 106MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,022 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.6 Read 112 134
60.6 Write 109 132
38.9 Mixed 58.7 68.3
54.5 SusWrite 106 132
70.5% 96.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.83 0.9
1.1 4K Write 1.92 2.3
0.6 4K Mixed 0.98 1.1
180% 1.25 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
784GB free
Firmware: SN12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 128 128 127 128 127 MB/s
Read 128
Write 133
Mixed 66
SusWrite 128
83% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.2
213% 1.47 MB/s
577GB free
Firmware: KA05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 123 125 122 124 124 MB/s
Read 110
Write 117
Mixed 58
SusWrite 124
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
186% 1.3 MB/s
564GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SN11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 91 70 84 99 106 MB/s
Read 126
Write 114
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 90.4
70% 96 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.07 MB/s
416GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AV23
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 54 71 87 97 87 MB/s
Read 112
Write 114
Mixed 54
SusWrite 74.3
65% 88.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
200% 1.4 MB/s
772GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SN11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 33 48 52 53 48 MB/s
Read 123
Write 121
Mixed 58.3
SusWrite 45.1
64% 86.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.03 MB/s
418GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KA02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 50 60 56 69 65 MB/s
Read 56.1
Write 71.1
Mixed 36.5
SusWrite 59.9
41% 55.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
137% 0.97 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 25,144,791 HDDs tested.

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Typical ST31000524NS 1TB Builds (Compare 2,066 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110-D3A-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $254

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