Average Bench: 92.5% (20th of 983)

Based on 137 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500DM009-2DM14C, ST500DM009-2F110A, ST500DM0 09-2F110A, ST500DM0 09-2DM14C, ST500DM009-2F110

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) averaged just 7.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 166MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 156MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) is 39.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.62MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.25MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 137 samples)
Min Avg Max
130 Read 166 203
110 Write 156 188
38.8 Mixed 133 176
114% 152 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.62 0.86
0.58 4K Write 1.61 2.09
0.15 4K Mixed 0.25 0.34
83.4% 0.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
461GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 191
Write 175
Mixed 106
117% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.25
96% 0.98 MB/s
392GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 175
Write 174
Mixed 137
121% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.32
98% 0.92 MB/s
369GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 164
Write 156
Mixed 159
120% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.3
93% 0.87 MB/s
158GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 146
Write 127
Mixed 125
100% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.65
4K Mixed 0.28
89% 0.86 MB/s
264GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 115
Write 98.6
Mixed 131
87% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.32
4K Mixed 0.28
71% 0.66 MB/s
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Desktop 49%
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Workstation 30%
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Motherboard: Asus H81M-K - $50

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $288

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