Average Bench: 56.5% (226th of 979)

Based on 24,056 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500418AS, ST350041 8AS, ST350041 ST3500418AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB averaged 43.5% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.45MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.49MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB is 27%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 76.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.54MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 24,056 samples)
Min Avg Max
73 Read 100 122
66.8 Write 96.4 120
24 Mixed 76.6 112
68.1% 91.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.22 4K Read 0.54 0.74
0.79 4K Write 1.49 1.87
0.19 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%
466GB free
Firmware: CC35 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 120
Write 125
Mixed 112
90% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.52
123% 1.04 MB/s
252GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 100
Write 97.1
Mixed 78.7
69% 92 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.31
89% 0.88 MB/s
44GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 82.9
Write 109
Mixed 110
76% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.48
111% 0.89 MB/s
264GB free
Firmware: CC49 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 101
Write 88.9
Mixed 94.4
71% 94.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 1.44
4K Mixed 0.41
87% 0.73 MB/s
93GB free
Firmware: CC37 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 98.8
Write 84.8
Mixed 92.5
69% 92.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.42
88% 0.73 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,461,541 HDDs tested.


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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Builds (Compare 9,096 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 21%
Desktop 58%
Workstation 24%

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $440

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