Average Bench: 56.6% (225th of 979)

Based on 23,615 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500418AS, ST350041 8AS, ST350041 ST3500418AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB averaged 43.4% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.44MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.48MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB is 26.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 77.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.54MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 23,615 samples)
Min Avg Max
73 Read 101 122
68.9 Write 96.2 120
25.6 Mixed 77.9 111
68.6% 91.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.23 4K Read 0.54 0.74
0.91 4K Write 1.48 1.84
0.22 4K Mixed 0.44 0.63
99.1% 0.82 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
338GB free
Firmware: CC37 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 93.5
Write 104
Mixed 85.8
71% 94.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.37
92% 0.81 MB/s
161GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 94.4
Write 89.1
Mixed 91
69% 91.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.58
111% 0.83 MB/s
260GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 64.7
Write 100
Mixed 95.9
66% 86.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.39
4K Mixed 0.35
88% 0.77 MB/s
81GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 87.2
Write 77.2
Mixed 77.7
61% 80.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
97% 0.76 MB/s
90GB free
Firmware: CC37 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 76.6
Write 61.2
Mixed 74.7
54% 70.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.39
100% 0.88 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,768,567 HDDs tested.


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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Builds (Compare 10,083 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 21%
Desktop 58%
Workstation 23%

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $371

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