Average Bench: 57.2% (223rd of 984)

Based on 32,999 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500418AS, ST350041 8AS, ST350041 ST3500418AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB averaged 42.8% 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 1.47MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB is 27.6%. 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 78MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.55MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 32,999 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.9 Read 102 124
67.5 Write 97.5 121
25.4 Mixed 78 114
69.1% 92.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.24 4K Read 0.55 0.73
0.61 4K Write 1.47 1.87
0.23 4K Mixed 0.45 0.64
100% 0.82 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
414GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 120
Write 119
Mixed 84.3
80% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.51
115% 0.93 MB/s
407GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 122
Write 114
Mixed 86.5
80% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.78
4K Mixed 0.52
120% 1 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 118
Write 115
Mixed 109
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.88
4K Mixed 0.52
119% 1.01 MB/s
411GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 107
Write 118
Mixed 105
83% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.72
4K Mixed 0.45
109% 0.94 MB/s
100GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED
Read 105
Write 102
Mixed 33.2
59% 80.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.56
4K Mixed 0.39
96% 0.84 MB/s
104GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 89.5
Write 80.9
Mixed 79.2
63% 83.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.4
89% 0.79 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: HP35 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 70.7
Write 77.4
Mixed 82.8
58% 77 MB/s
4K Read 0.12
4K Write 0.82
4K Mixed 0.22
44% 0.38 MB/s
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Desktop 60%
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Workstation 25%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $701

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