Average Bench: 37.4% (562nd of 984)

Based on 10,590 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HD501LJ

Poor average bench

The Samsung Spinpoint T166 500GB averaged 62.6% 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 0.32MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.19MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung Spinpoint T166 500GB is 21%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung Spinpoint T166 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 62.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 67.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,590 samples)
Min Avg Max
38.7 Read 62.4 78
44.1 Write 67.7 83.9
29.6 Mixed 58.7 80.4
47.3% 62.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.29 4K Read 0.5 0.67
0.7 4K Write 1.19 1.66
0.21 4K Mixed 0.32 0.41
78.5% 0.67 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: CR100-12 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 78.3
Write 85.3
Mixed 80
61% 81.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.39
102% 0.91 MB/s
210GB free
Firmware: CR100-12 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 66.7
Write 85.3
Mixed 39.3
47% 63.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.23
4K Mixed 0.36
85% 0.71 MB/s
353GB free
Firmware: CR100-12 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 70.3
Write 76.2
Mixed 57
51% 67.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.14
4K Mixed 0.36
90% 0.73 MB/s
100GB free
Firmware: CR100-13 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 61.4
Write 70.7
Mixed 60
48% 64 MB/s
4K Read 0.29
4K Write 1.14
4K Mixed 0.26
62% 0.56 MB/s
185GB free
Firmware: CR10 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 66.6
Write 64.3
Mixed 62.9
49% 64.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.19
4K Mixed 0.33
76% 0.64 MB/s
91GB free
Firmware: CR100-13 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 61.5
Write 67.5
Mixed 71.4
50% 66.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.33
4K Mixed 0.34
79% 0.69 MB/s
252GB free
Firmware: CR100-13 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 68.8
Write 36.6
Mixed 56.7
41% 54 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.17
4K Mixed 0.4
90% 0.72 MB/s
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Typical Spinpoint T166 500GB Builds (Compare 16,650 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,182

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