Average Bench: 94.4% (15th of 979)

Based on 96 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 5.6% 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 170MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 159MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) is 37.7%. 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 0.64MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.25MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 96 samples)
Min Avg Max
132 Read 170 208
118 Write 159 193
38.7 Mixed 136 178
116% 155 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.24 4K Read 0.64 0.87
1.02 4K Write 1.7 2.13
0.15 4K Mixed 0.25 0.33
85.5% 0.86 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
433GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 144
Write 173
Mixed 122
109% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.21
68% 0.71 MB/s
354GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 163
Write 136
Mixed 129
107% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 0.58
4K Mixed 0.3
73% 0.52 MB/s
321GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 151
Write 147
Mixed 110
102% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.42
4K Mixed 0.23
68% 0.68 MB/s
69GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 159
Write 131
Mixed 132
106% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.56
4K Mixed 0.25
77% 0.77 MB/s
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Gaming 13%
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Desktop
Desktop 50%
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Workstation
Workstation 30%
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Motherboard: Asus H81M-K - $50

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $285

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