Average Bench: 94.6% (13th of 1010)

Based on 489 user benchmarks.  Model: SEAGATE ST3300657SS

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 SAS 300GB averaged just 5.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 SAS 300GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.97MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 SAS 300GB is 44.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 SAS 300GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 135MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 163MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 489 samples)
Min Avg Max
125 Read 168 194
75.6 Write 163 196
73 Mixed 144 189
63.4 SusWrite 135 192
113% 152 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.63 4K Read 1.22 1.48
0.88 4K Write 2.8 3.71
0.5 4K Mixed 0.97 1.6
211% 1.67 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
279GB free
Firmware: HPS1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 191 191 193 193 189 MB/s
Read 189
Write 186
Mixed 94.4
SusWrite 191
121% 165 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 1.7
316% 2.27 MB/s
256GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ES62
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 173 168 154 166 171 MB/s
Read 168
Write 183
Mixed 90.5
SusWrite 167
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.5
284% 2.07 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 110 120 116 112 125 MB/s
Read 187
Write 175
Mixed 92.8
SusWrite 118
105% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1.5
286% 2.1 MB/s
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 122 108 127 123 124 MB/s
Read 129
Write 142
Mixed 80.3
SusWrite 116
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.3
249% 1.9 MB/s
256GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ES64
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 67 70 66 75 75 MB/s
Read 151
Write 73.3
Mixed 73
SusWrite 70.1
68% 91.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 1.3
225% 1.3 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,241,552 HDDs tested.

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Typical Cheetah 15K.7 SAS 300GB Builds (Compare 2,385 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

System: HP Z800 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 132% - Outstanding Total price: $70

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