Average Bench: 90.7% (30th of 1002)

Based on 847 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 9.2% 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 163MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 153MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) is 38.6%. 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 0.58MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 847 samples)
Min Avg Max
119 Read 163 193
110 Write 153 187
70.7 Mixed 130 171
112% 149 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.24 4K Read 0.58 0.81
0.65 4K Write 1.5 2
0.15 4K Mixed 0.26 0.33
80.4% 0.78 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
292GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 172
Write 176
Mixed 147
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.32
92% 0.83 MB/s
157GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 172
Write 151
Mixed 35.8
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.63
4K Mixed 0.26
76% 0.76 MB/s
336GB free
Firmware: CC43
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 150
Write 153
Mixed 131
109% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.28
82% 0.8 MB/s
425GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 165
Write 130
Mixed 136
108% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.02
4K Mixed 0.24
72% 0.63 MB/s
417GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 145
Write 141
Mixed 133
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 0.99
4K Mixed 0.23
69% 0.61 MB/s
146GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 156
Write 128
Mixed 114
99% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 1.13
4K Mixed 0.22
58% 0.56 MB/s
295GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 136
Write 134
Mixed 117
97% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.26
76% 0.74 MB/s
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Approx. $50 @ launch in Jul '16
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Typical Barracuda 500GB (2016) Builds (Compare 651 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3050

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $190

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