Average Bench: 57.5% (244th of 1002)

Based on 51,518 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500418AS, ST350041 8AS, ST350041 ST3500418AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB averaged 42.5% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.46MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.53MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB is 27.7%. 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 81.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.56MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 51,518 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.9 Read 102 125
68.9 Write 98.2 120
28.3 Mixed 81.8 114
70.4% 94 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.29 4K Read 0.56 0.75
1.16 4K Write 1.53 1.87
0.25 4K Mixed 0.46 0.65
102% 0.85 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
86GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 127
Write 120
Mixed 110
89% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.81
4K Mixed 0.63
133% 1.05 MB/s
99GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 113
Write 103
Mixed 67.9
70% 94.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.18
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.21
52% 0.5 MB/s
418GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 110
Write 100
Mixed 81.5
73% 97.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.64
129% 0.97 MB/s
84GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 99.2
Write 104
Mixed 80
71% 94.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.34
4K Mixed 0.36
81% 0.69 MB/s
124GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 97.7
Write 95.1
Mixed 32.2
55% 75 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.43
97% 0.81 MB/s
32GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 95.9
Write 85.4
Mixed 30.7
52% 70.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.22
4K Mixed 0.38
90% 0.73 MB/s
242GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 71.4
Write 76
Mixed 76
56% 74.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.54
117% 0.91 MB/s
138GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 75.5
Write 66.5
Mixed 67.1
52% 69.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.64
123% 0.94 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Builds (Compare 21,813 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: 72% - Very good Total price: $380

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