Average Bench: 56.9% (228th of 984)

Based on 42,023 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500418AS, ST350041 8AS, ST350041 ST3500418AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB averaged 43.1% 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 0.44MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.46MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB is 28.7%. 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 78.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.54MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 42,023 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.9 Read 101 124
67.9 Write 97.4 123
25.5 Mixed 78.4 113
69% 92.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.54 0.74
0.69 4K Write 1.46 1.84
0.17 4K Mixed 0.44 0.63
97.9% 0.81 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
201GB free
Firmware: CC34 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 121
Write 118
Mixed 51.2
71% 96.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.62
134% 1.06 MB/s
248GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 117
Write 99
Mixed 87.3
76% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.46
4K Mixed 0.54
108% 0.83 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 105
Write 104
Mixed 32.4
59% 80.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.38
4K Mixed 0.39
91% 0.77 MB/s
192GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 117
Write 76.1
Mixed 76
67% 89.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.07
4K Mixed 0.45
92% 0.69 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 96.4
Write 91.4
Mixed 91.4
70% 93.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.43
87% 0.72 MB/s
124GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 88.6
Write 87.9
Mixed 87.6
66% 88 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.37
4K Mixed 0.5
100% 0.78 MB/s
300GB free
Firmware: CC44
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 79.9
Write 58.8
Mixed 68.4
52% 69 MB/s
4K Read 0.01
4K Write 0.18
4K Mixed 0.02
6% 0.07 MB/s
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Gaming 21%
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Desktop
Desktop 57%
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Workstation
Workstation 23%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $387

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