Average Bench: 57.5% (216th of 984)

Based on 35,205 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 0.45MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.52MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB is 28.3%. 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 79.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.55MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 35,205 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.4 Read 103 125
68.8 Write 97.7 120
26.9 Mixed 79.1 111
69.6% 93.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.29 4K Read 0.55 0.74
0.96 4K Write 1.52 1.88
0.26 4K Mixed 0.45 0.64
101% 0.84 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
455GB free
Firmware: HP35 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 123
Write 119
Mixed 108
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.67
140% 1.12 MB/s
365GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 109
Write 114
Mixed 37.7
64% 86.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.34
4K Mixed 0.27
71% 0.66 MB/s
142GB free
Firmware: CC34 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 100
Write 99.7
Mixed 99.7
75% 99.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.63
4K Mixed 0.33
88% 0.82 MB/s
274GB free
Firmware: CC37 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 89.1
Write 98.3
Mixed 33
54% 73.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.32
82% 0.77 MB/s
340GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 84.8
Write 94.5
Mixed 31.9
52% 70.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.26
4K Mixed 0.3
83% 0.73 MB/s
300GB free
Firmware: CC49 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 98.7
Write 78.3
Mixed 28.2
50% 68.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.13
4K Write 0.41
4K Mixed 0.19
35% 0.25 MB/s
105GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 81
Write 87.3
Mixed 79.1
62% 82.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.46
101% 0.82 MB/s
91GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 83.8
Write 77.9
Mixed 77.5
60% 79.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.31
80% 0.75 MB/s
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Gaming 21%
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Desktop
Desktop 58%
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Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

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

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