Average Bench: 57.2% (218th of 979)

Based on 11,482 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500413AS, ST350041 ST3500413AS, ST350041 3AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB averaged 42.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.43MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.52MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB is 26.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.52MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 78.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,482 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.9 Read 102 123
69.9 Write 97.4 120
23.6 Mixed 78.6 112
69.3% 92.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.17 4K Read 0.52 0.73
0.8 4K Write 1.52 1.91
0.21 4K Mixed 0.43 0.65
97.9% 0.82 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
393GB free
Firmware: JC45
4KALIGNED
Read 119
Write 125
Mixed 119
91% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.55
128% 1.08 MB/s
430GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 109
Write 109
Mixed 113
83% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.65
4K Mixed 0.45
102% 0.87 MB/s
272GB free
Firmware: HP64 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 101
Write 115
Mixed 32.9
61% 83.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.44
96% 0.86 MB/s
429GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 108
Write 109
Mixed 104
80% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.29
4K Write 0.53
4K Mixed 0.29
55% 0.37 MB/s
251GB free
Firmware: HP64 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 94.3
Write 95.9
Mixed 87.9
70% 92.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.11
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.35
62% 0.49 MB/s
366GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 101
Write 85.1
Mixed 89.9
69% 92.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.25
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.4
85% 0.75 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: JC66 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 102
Write 80.5
Mixed 31.8
52% 71.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.28
77% 0.7 MB/s
232GB free
Firmware: JC45
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 88.5
Write 85.5
Mixed 88.9
66% 87.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 0.93
4K Mixed 0.34
80% 0.62 MB/s
342GB free
Firmware: HP64 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 72.1
Write 84.5
Mixed 65.9
56% 74.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.26
83% 0.8 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Builds (Compare 11,929 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 57%
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Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $376

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