Average Bench: 57.1% (223rd of 984)

Based on 13,824 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500413AS, ST350041 ST3500413AS, ST350041 3AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB averaged 42.9% 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 0.44MB/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 27.5%. 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 78.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,824 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.5 Read 102 123
66.2 Write 97.3 119
24.2 Mixed 78.5 111
69.1% 92.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.18 4K Read 0.52 0.74
0.72 4K Write 1.52 1.9
0.2 4K Mixed 0.44 0.65
98.3% 0.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
180GB free
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 118
Write 114
Mixed 112
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.53
112% 0.95 MB/s
180GB free
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 118
Write 112
Mixed 109
85% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.4
110% 1 MB/s
406GB free
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 114
Write 116
Mixed 110
85% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.43
104% 0.93 MB/s
180GB free
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 119
Write 110
Mixed 105
84% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.56
120% 0.92 MB/s
292GB free
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 106
Write 107
Mixed 32.4
60% 81.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.14
4K Write 0.88
4K Mixed 0.5
78% 0.5 MB/s
141GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 101
Write 80.2
Mixed 81.1
66% 87.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.41
4K Mixed 0.48
97% 0.77 MB/s
34GB free
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 90.3
Write 67.1
Mixed 19.1
43% 58.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.08
4K Mixed 0.34
75% 0.61 MB/s
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Gaming 55%
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Desktop
Desktop 60%
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Workstation
Workstation 25%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $701

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