Average Bench: 89.8% (33rd of 1002)

Based on 1,073 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 10.1% 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 161MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 152MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) is 39.6%. 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 0.57MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.48MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,073 samples)
Min Avg Max
118 Read 161 192
109 Write 152 186
53.4 Mixed 127 169
110% 147 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.23 4K Read 0.57 0.8
0.6 4K Write 1.48 1.98
0.14 4K Mixed 0.26 0.33
79.7% 0.77 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
456GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 197
Write 196
Mixed 183
145% 192 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.25
98% 1 MB/s
374GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 160
Write 153
Mixed 149
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1.12
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.27
108% 1.03 MB/s
116GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 160
Write 125
Mixed 129
104% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.65
4K Mixed 0.23
76% 0.79 MB/s
103GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 150
Write 130
Mixed 146
107% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.2
68% 0.71 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Jul '16
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Typical Barracuda 500GB (2016) Builds (Compare 861 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3050

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $190

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Intel Core i7-8700K $320Nvidia GTX 1070 $413Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $160Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $125
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