Average Bench: 57.1% (225th of 984)

Based on 17,857 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 0.44MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.53MB/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. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 77.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.53MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,857 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.2 Read 102 123
68 Write 97.4 120
23.6 Mixed 77.3 112
68.9% 92.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.23 4K Read 0.53 0.73
0.8 4K Write 1.53 1.92
0.21 4K Mixed 0.44 0.64
99.1% 0.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: JC49 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 122
Write 124
Mixed 113
90% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.72
4K Mixed 0.61
129% 1.01 MB/s
361GB free
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 122
Write 123
Mixed 98.3
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.52
113% 0.95 MB/s
452GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 106
Write 101
Mixed 101
77% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.42
4K Mixed 0.46
103% 0.83 MB/s
347GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 103
Write 95.6
Mixed 32.7
56% 77.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.04
4K Mixed 0.29
69% 0.58 MB/s
452GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 102
Write 95.2
Mixed 96.7
74% 98.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.36
4K Mixed 0.55
116% 0.88 MB/s
289GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 89.6
Write 97.3
Mixed 88.6
69% 91.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.75
4K Mixed 0.67
122% 0.93 MB/s
128GB free
Firmware: HP64
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 100
Write 80
Mixed 69.1
62% 83.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.31
78% 0.75 MB/s
55GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 70.1
Write 75.7
Mixed 53.2
50% 66.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.65
136% 1.07 MB/s
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Gaming 21%
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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: $387

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