Average Bench: 61.3% (183rd of 1015)

Based on 2,398 user benchmarks.  Models: ST31000524NS, ST310005 24NS, SEAGATE ST31000524NS, ST310005 ST31000524NS

Above average average bench

The Seagate ST31000524NS 1TB averaged 38.6% 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 0.99MB/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 38.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate ST31000524NS 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 58.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 104MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,398 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.5 Read 110 133
59.5 Write 108 132
35.6 Mixed 58.3 68.1
51 SusWrite 104 131
69.6% 94.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.52 4K Read 0.83 1
1.02 4K Write 1.92 2.3
0.7 4K Mixed 0.99 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%
741GB free
Firmware: SN11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 128 129 129 128 129 MB/s
Read 134
Write 120
Mixed 65.3
SusWrite 127
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
186% 1.3 MB/s
879GB free
Firmware: AV23
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 129 129 129 130 130 MB/s
Read 128
Write 128
Mixed 65.7
SusWrite 129
82% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
200% 1.4 MB/s
635GB free
Firmware: KA05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 122 124 121 115 114 MB/s
Read 126
Write 126
Mixed 66.8
SusWrite 120
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
194% 1.4 MB/s
727GB free
Firmware: AV23
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 120 120 121 121 121 MB/s
Read 124
Write 126
Mixed 65
SusWrite 121
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.1
203% 1.4 MB/s
899GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SN12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 105 96 105 93 99 MB/s
Read 102
Write 96.8
Mixed 55.4
SusWrite 97.7
64% 87.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.2 MB/s
854GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SN11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 93 93 95 93 91 MB/s
Read 104
Write 14.7
Mixed 34.8
SusWrite 91.3
45% 61.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.4
74% 0.47 MB/s
94GB free
Firmware: KA05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 63 65 65 65 64 MB/s
Read 119
Write 118
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 64.5
67% 90.9 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.1
203% 1.4 MB/s
909GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KA05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 75 42 73 60 69 MB/s
Read 23.5
Write 26.4
Mixed 36.5
SusWrite 63.6
28% 37.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
86% 0.47 MB/s
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Typical ST31000524NS 1TB Builds (Compare 6,963 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 17%
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Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

System: HP Z420 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $345

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