Average Bench: 60.4% (190th of 1015)

Based on 2,176 user benchmarks.  Models: ST31000524NS, ST310005 24NS, SEAGATE ST31000524NS, ST310005 ST31000524NS

Above average average bench

The Seagate ST31000524NS 1TB averaged 39.6% 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 39.2%. 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 58MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 101MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,176 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.6 Read 109 132
59.2 Write 107 131
35.3 Mixed 58 68
51 SusWrite 101 131
68.7% 93.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.83 1
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%
931GB free
Firmware: AV23
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 130 132 131 131 132 MB/s
Read 132
Write 126
Mixed 68
SusWrite 131
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.37 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: AV23
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 117 131 132 132 131 MB/s
Read 132
Write 129
Mixed 66.9
SusWrite 129
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
200% 1.4 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: AV23
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 126 127 126 125 126 MB/s
Read 130
Write 118
Mixed 68
SusWrite 126
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.1
194% 1.33 MB/s
837GB free
Firmware: KA05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 126 127 128 128 127 MB/s
Read 124
Write 124
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 127
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
200% 1.4 MB/s
483GB free
Firmware: AV23
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 112 112 113 114 115 MB/s
Read 109
Write 110
Mixed 60.8
SusWrite 113
72% 98.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.37 MB/s
801GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1309
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 106 113 115 116 119 MB/s
Read 100
Write 106
Mixed 50.3
SusWrite 114
68% 92.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.3 MB/s
341GB free
Firmware: SN12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 103 105 106 105 105 MB/s
Read 108
Write 110
Mixed 64.7
SusWrite 105
71% 96.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
186% 1.3 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: SN11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 115 91 90 79 64 MB/s
Read 108
Write 103
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 92
67% 90.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1.1
191% 1.23 MB/s
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Typical ST31000524NS 1TB Builds (Compare 6,365 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: 55% - Above average Total price: $345

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