Average Bench: 88.7% (37th of 1010)

Based on 1,215 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500DM009-2DM14C, ST500DM009-2F110A, ST500DM0 09-2F110A, ST500DM0 09-2DM14C, ST500DM009-2F110

Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) averaged just 11.3% 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. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.41MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 160MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) is 52.5%. 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 Write Speed 1.46MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,215 samples)
Min Avg Max
103 Read 160 200
67.2 Write 143 188
45.3 Mixed 107 168
58.4 SusWrite 146 202
102% 139 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.22 4K Read 0.6 0.8
0.6 4K Write 1.46 2
0.14 4K Mixed 0.41 0.9
97.6% 0.82 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
124GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 198 198 203 202 202 MB/s
Read 180
Write 41.3
Mixed 70.5
SusWrite 200
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
395GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 134 161 185 181 187 MB/s
Read 191
Write 39.5
Mixed 68.5
SusWrite 164
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.83 MB/s
427GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 153 165 163 169 158 MB/s
Read 171
Write 74
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 150
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
116% 0.83 MB/s
381GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 159 146 164 181 189 MB/s
Read 147
Write 161
Mixed 70.4
SusWrite 154
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
125% 0.83 MB/s
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 80 68 54 50 38 MB/s
Read 25.3
Write 33.5
Mixed 33.3
SusWrite 63.6
29% 38.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
105% 0.77 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Jul '16
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Typical Barracuda 500GB (2016) Builds (Compare 1,034 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3050

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $198

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