Average Bench: 60.2% (186th of 984)

more Based on 65,177 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500DM002-1BD142, ST500DM002-1ER14C, Seagate ST500DM002-1BD14, ST500DM002-1SB10A, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1SB10, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1BD14, ST500DM002-1ER14, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1BC14, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1ER14, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1BD1, ST500DM0 02-9YN14C, ST500DM002-1BD1, ST500DM0 02-1CH14C, ST500DM0 02-1BD142, ST500DM002-9YN14C, ST500DM0 02-1BC142, ST500DM002-1SB10, ST500DM002-1BD14, ST500DM002-1BC14, ST500DM0 02-1SB10A, ST500DM0 02-1ER14C, ST500DM002-1CH14C, ST500DM002-1BC142, ST500DM002-9YN14, ST500DM0 ST500DM002-1CH14

Above average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB averaged 39.8% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.47MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 106MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB is 32.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.49MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.16MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 65,177 samples)
Min Avg Max
77 Read 106 150
75.6 Write 104 134
16.4 Mixed 81.6 123
72.6% 97.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.15 4K Read 0.49 0.71
0.55 4K Write 1.16 1.78
0.15 4K Mixed 0.47 0.77
93.8% 0.71 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
408GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 119
Write 122
Mixed 119
90% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.06
4K Mixed 0.58
104% 0.71 MB/s
453GB free
Firmware: KC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 102
Write 111
Mixed 96
77% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.69
123% 0.79 MB/s
81GB free
Firmware: KC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 103
Write 76.2
Mixed 76.5
64% 85.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.17
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.84 MB/s
200GB free
Firmware: KC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 87.3
Write 81.3
Mixed 31.2
49% 66.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.17
57% 0.53 MB/s
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Desktop 62%
Workstation 23%

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3020

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $318

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