Average Bench: 95.3% (10th of 979)

Based on 52 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 4.6% 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 172MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 142MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) is 36.6%. 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 Mixed IO Speed 0.25MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.69MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 52 samples)
Min Avg Max
125 Read 172 210
118 Write 160 191
43.3 Mixed 142 179
118% 158 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.41 4K Read 0.69 0.88
1.33 4K Write 1.79 2.14
0.17 4K Mixed 0.25 0.34
89.4% 0.91 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
403GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 194
Write 187
Mixed 171
138% 184 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 1.88
4K Mixed 0.25
100% 1.01 MB/s
401GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 177
Write 182
Mixed 151
127% 170 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.69
4K Mixed 0.34
92% 0.86 MB/s
342GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 189
Write 152
Mixed 164
127% 168 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.22
86% 0.9 MB/s
253GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 163
Write 155
Mixed 149
117% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.27
82% 0.8 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 174
Write 142
Mixed 156
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.88
4K Mixed 0.22
78% 0.85 MB/s
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Gaming 13%
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Desktop
Desktop 50%
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Workstation
Workstation 30%
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Motherboard: Asus H81M-K - $50

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $284

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