Average Bench: 91.8% (18th of 984)

Based on 598 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 8.1% 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 165MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 156MB/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 0.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.26MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 598 samples)
Min Avg Max
128 Read 165 196
112 Write 156 187
68.7 Mixed 132 172
113% 151 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.25 4K Read 0.6 0.83
0.68 4K Write 1.54 2.06
0.15 4K Mixed 0.26 0.33
82.1% 0.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
138GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 176
Write 178
Mixed 170
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 2.03
4K Mixed 0.16
90% 1.01 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 168
Write 172
Mixed 160
125% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.26
86% 0.83 MB/s
194GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 170
Write 152
Mixed 127
112% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.52
4K Mixed 0.26
83% 0.8 MB/s
342GB free
Firmware: CC43
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 144
Write 154
Mixed 116
103% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.23
71% 0.71 MB/s
265GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 150
Write 146
Mixed 83.5
94% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.23
4K Write 0.59
4K Mixed 0.14
36% 0.32 MB/s
404GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 136
Write 158
Mixed 121
104% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 1.12
4K Mixed 0.27
64% 0.57 MB/s
383GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 137
Write 140
Mixed 100
94% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.23
4K Mixed 0.29
74% 0.66 MB/s
183GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 139
Write 137
Mixed 118
98% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.22
82% 0.83 MB/s
276GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 143
Write 121
Mixed 81.1
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.29
80% 0.76 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Jul '16
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Typical Barracuda 500GB (2016) Builds (Compare 427 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: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $190

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