SeagateST500DM009
SeagateST4000DM005

Release date: Q3 2016.

Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 9,689 user samples
1,295 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 466GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 405GB free (System drive)
Poor: 45% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 45th / 1010
8,394 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 50% 782GB free
Poor: 50% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 62nd / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
87 % +3% 84.6 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
157 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+6%
148 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
136 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+7%
127 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.62 MB/s 0.66 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+6%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.48 MB/s 1.81 MB/s Faster random write.
+22%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
86.3 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+35%
63.7 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.56 MB/s 0.74 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+32%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
144 MB/s 147 MB/s +2%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
204 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+9%
187 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
190 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+13%
168 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s 0.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.1 MB/s 2.24 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+7%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
157 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+105%
76.7 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
201 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+7%
188 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 11,258,322 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.08 % 0.12 % Much higher market share.
+50%
Value
Value For Money
27.8 % 100 % Hugely better value.
+261%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 72 % More popular.
+29%
Price
Price (score)
$45 Much cheaper.
+54%
$97
Age
Newest
26 Months 24 Months Slightly more recent.
+8%
Capacity
Capacity
500GB 4TB
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