Average Bench: 57.2% (244th of 1002)

Based on 26,461 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 26.1%. 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 78.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,461 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.2 Read 102 123
69.6 Write 97.6 120
23.8 Mixed 78.8 113
69.3% 92.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.15 4K Read 0.52 0.73
0.87 4K Write 1.53 1.93
0.21 4K Mixed 0.44 0.64
98.3% 0.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
275GB free
Firmware: JC66 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 107
Write 105
Mixed 98.2
78% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.65
4K Mixed 0.59
121% 0.95 MB/s
378GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 85.5
Write 114
Mixed 80.9
70% 93.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.51
4K Mixed 0.67
136% 0.99 MB/s
187GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 98.1
Write 96.3
Mixed 24.2
53% 72.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.66
121% 0.91 MB/s
284GB free
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 91.8
Write 97.7
Mixed 70.4
65% 86.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.36
88% 0.79 MB/s
84GB free
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 107
Write 80.4
Mixed 87.5
69% 91.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.24
4K Mixed 0.39
87% 0.71 MB/s
170GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 86.1
Write 95.4
Mixed 73.7
64% 85.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.41
89% 0.76 MB/s
279GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 49.8
Write 78.4
Mixed 22.5
37% 50.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.31
78% 0.73 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Builds (Compare 23,329 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $387

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