Average Bench: 46.8% (421st of 1002)

Based on 1,638 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500620AS, ST350062 ST3500620AS, ST350062 0AS

Below average average bench

The Seagate ST3500620AS 500GB averaged 53.2% 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 0.29MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 83MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3500620AS 500GB is 26.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate ST3500620AS 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.96MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 64.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,638 samples)
Min Avg Max
52.9 Read 83 103
53 Write 80.1 102
24.6 Mixed 64.3 93.3
56.7% 75.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.14 4K Read 0.44 0.65
0.51 4K Write 0.96 1.54
0.15 4K Mixed 0.29 0.44
68.3% 0.56 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
393GB free
Firmware: HP26
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 95.7
Write 85.9
Mixed 82.7
66% 88.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 0.86
4K Mixed 0.31
71% 0.55 MB/s
432GB free
Firmware: DE12 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 92.6
Write 83.6
Mixed 29.1
50% 68.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 0.83
4K Mixed 0.33
67% 0.51 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: DE13 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 77
Write 90.3
Mixed 78.9
62% 82 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.3
71% 0.56 MB/s
372GB free
Firmware: LC11 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 76.1
Write 90.7
Mixed 64.2
58% 77 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.38
4K Mixed 0.31
76% 0.69 MB/s
173GB free
Firmware: HP26
SYSTEM !4KALIGNED
Read 78.4
Write 70.3
Mixed 30
44% 59.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 0.78
4K Mixed 0.24
57% 0.47 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: SD15 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 66.2
Write 71.3
Mixed 29.4
41% 55.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.38
4K Mixed 0.34
89% 0.78 MB/s
52GB free
Firmware: HP12 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 77
Write 57.9
Mixed 67.1
51% 67.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.17
4K Mixed 0.31
73% 0.63 MB/s
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Typical ST3500620AS 500GB Builds (Compare 656 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 530

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $244

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