Average Bench: 92.4% (17th of 984)

Based on 345 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500DM009-2DM14C, ST500DM009-2F110A, ST500DM0 09-2F110A, ST500DM0 09-2DM14C, ST500DM009-2F110

Excellent average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) averaged just 7.5% 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 167MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 135MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) is 40%. 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 0.61MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.25MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 345 samples)
Min Avg Max
132 Read 167 198
110 Write 156 190
75.6 Mixed 135 173
114% 152 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.24 4K Read 0.61 0.84
0.63 4K Write 1.55 2.07
0.15 4K Mixed 0.25 0.33
82.2% 0.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
448GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 188
Write 163
Mixed 139
122% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.35
99% 0.9 MB/s
177GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 182
Write 169
Mixed 172
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.23
87% 0.92 MB/s
34GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 173
Write 178
Mixed 159
128% 170 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.46
4K Mixed 0.33
93% 0.83 MB/s
448GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 185
Write 155
Mixed 87.5
105% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.2
86% 0.89 MB/s
431GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 174
Write 164
Mixed 145
121% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.25
84% 0.82 MB/s
435GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 161
Write 160
Mixed 146
117% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.69
4K Mixed 0.34
99% 0.92 MB/s
253GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 155
Write 150
Mixed 150
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 2.17
4K Mixed 0.21
98% 1.07 MB/s
344GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 146
Write 91.7
Mixed 82.8
80% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 0.17
4K Mixed 0.1
33% 0.24 MB/s
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Gaming 18%
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Desktop
Desktop 62%
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Workstation
Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3050

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $180

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