Average Bench: 91.9% (20th of 984)

Based on 231 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 8.0% 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 Mixed IO Speed 134MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) is 40.1%. 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 0.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.25MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 231 samples)
Min Avg Max
128 Read 166 198
104 Write 155 188
65.3 Mixed 134 174
114% 151 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.6 0.84
0.6 4K Write 1.57 2.08
0.14 4K Mixed 0.25 0.34
82.1% 0.81 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
246GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 182
Write 160
Mixed 150
123% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.25
77% 0.78 MB/s
428GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 174
Write 161
Mixed 152
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.51
4K Mixed 0.31
80% 0.75 MB/s
310GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 158
Write 167
Mixed 146
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.29
4K Mixed 0.27
81% 0.74 MB/s
363GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 154
Write 154
Mixed 148
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.47
4K Mixed 0.29
86% 0.8 MB/s
127GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 138
Write 134
Mixed 141
104% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.92
4K Mixed 0.23
82% 0.89 MB/s
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Gaming 13%
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Desktop 50%
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Workstation 30%
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Motherboard: Asus H81M-K - $50

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $295

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