Average Bench: 53.8% (274th of 1010)

Based on 60,439 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500418AS, ST350041 8AS, ST350041 ST3500418AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB averaged 46.1% 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 0.91MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.62MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB is 44.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 55.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 90.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 60,439 samples)
Min Avg Max
34.2 Read 96.7 126
37.7 Write 93.1 124
25 Mixed 55.2 69
43.9 SusWrite 90.9 125
61.6% 83.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.65 0.8
0.8 4K Write 1.62 2
0.5 4K Mixed 0.91 1.1
159% 1.06 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: HP22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 132 132 132 133 133 MB/s
Read 131
Write 90.3
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 132
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
203GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 114 116 117 116 116 MB/s
Read 106
Write 99.5
Mixed 60.8
SusWrite 116
70% 95.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
170GB free
Firmware: CC34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 97 113 115 117 108 MB/s
Read 109
Write 117
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 111
71% 97.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
168% 1.07 MB/s
210GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 99 101 100 101 102 MB/s
Read 107
Write 103
Mixed 65
SusWrite 100
69% 93.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
168% 1.07 MB/s
252GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC6B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 88 100 103 100 106 MB/s
Read 102
Write 102
Mixed 67
SusWrite 98.9
68% 92.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1.1
183% 1.17 MB/s
443GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 81 88 105 94 111 MB/s
Read 90.4
Write 116
Mixed 57.6
SusWrite 92.4
65% 89.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
423GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 45 108 115 110 118 MB/s
Read 77.4
Write 81.9
Mixed 47.3
SusWrite 87.5
54% 73.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
160% 1 MB/s
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP34
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 60 69 71 78 77 MB/s
Read 75.8
Write 61.8
Mixed 47.2
SusWrite 68
46% 63.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
163% 1.1 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Builds (Compare 25,538 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $376

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