Average Bench: 46.7% (393rd of 984)

Based on 1,442 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 82.4MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate ST3500620AS 500GB is 25.7%. 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 64.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.98MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,442 samples)
Min Avg Max
52.5 Read 82.4 102
53.1 Write 80.5 103
24.9 Mixed 64.9 94.7
56.8% 75.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.16 4K Read 0.44 0.66
0.43 4K Write 0.98 1.57
0.13 4K Mixed 0.29 0.45
69% 0.57 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: HP12
4KALIGNED
Read 105
Write 109
Mixed 105
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.46
105% 0.85 MB/s
392GB free
Firmware: DE12 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 94.6
Write 100
Mixed 89.5
71% 94.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 0.97
4K Mixed 0.31
74% 0.6 MB/s
372GB free
Firmware: HP26 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 95.3
Write 90.8
Mixed 77.6
66% 87.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.18
4K Write 0.19
4K Mixed 0.12
24% 0.16 MB/s
453GB free
Firmware: DE12 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 90
Write 87.2
Mixed 76.8
64% 84.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.48
106% 0.87 MB/s
370GB free
Firmware: SD25 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 89.1
Write 75
Mixed 68.2
58% 77.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.94
4K Mixed 0.32
74% 0.59 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: DE12 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 53.8
Write 60.6
Mixed 23.5
34% 46 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 0.87
4K Mixed 0.24
58% 0.49 MB/s
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Typical ST3500620AS 500GB Builds (Compare 459 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 28%
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Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 530

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $175

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