Average Bench: 45.7% (406th of 1010)

Based on 1,745 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500620AS, ST350062 ST3500620AS, ST350062 0AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3500620AS 500GB averaged 54.3% 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 0.42MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.46MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3500620AS 500GB is 32.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3500620AS 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 54.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 69.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,745 samples)
Min Avg Max
33.3 Read 81 105
12.6 Write 69.1 102
23.3 Mixed 54.3 89.9
26.4 SusWrite 75.8 106
51.7% 70 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.46 0.7
0.54 4K Write 1 1.6
0.17 4K Mixed 0.42 0.8
84.6% 0.63 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: HP26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6.8 1.4 4.5 5.3 4.8 4.6 MB/s
Read 107
Write 75
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 4.5
44% 60.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
95% 0.67 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,224,549 HDDs tested.

 Prices

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Typical ST3500620AS 500GB Builds (Compare 75 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 26%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

System: Fujitsu MS-7379VP

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 35% - Below average Total price: $154

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