Average Bench: 57.7% (219th of 984)

Based on 49,109 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500418AS, ST350041 8AS, ST350041 ST3500418AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB averaged 42.3% 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 0.45MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.5MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB is 27.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 78.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.55MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 49,109 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.8 Read 103 126
70.3 Write 98.3 122
23.8 Mixed 78.5 113
69.6% 93.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.24 4K Read 0.55 0.74
0.76 4K Write 1.5 1.89
0.22 4K Mixed 0.45 0.64
100% 0.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
12GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 125
Write 127
Mixed 106
89% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.59
117% 0.89 MB/s
391GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 118
Write 117
Mixed 109
86% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.51
106% 0.88 MB/s
392GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 124
Write 110
Mixed 115
88% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.64
135% 1.07 MB/s
357GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 121
Write 114
Mixed 106
85% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.42
4K Mixed 0.55
116% 0.88 MB/s
54GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 114
Write 100
Mixed 93.6
77% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.39
94% 0.83 MB/s
444GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 107
Write 102
Mixed 71.5
70% 93.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.46
110% 0.94 MB/s
289GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 103
Write 90.9
Mixed 102
74% 98.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.75
4K Mixed 0.4
92% 0.84 MB/s
166GB free
Firmware: CC37 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 74.9
Write 81.2
Mixed 30.8
46% 62.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.52
116% 0.92 MB/s
60GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 71.6
Write 79.1
Mixed 25.1
43% 58.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.47
4K Mixed 0.52
114% 0.9 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Builds (Compare 17,737 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $378

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