Average Bench: 34.9% (628th of 1010)

Based on 13,951 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HD501LJ

Poor average bench

The Samsung Spinpoint T166 500GB averaged 65.0% 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 0.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.62MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung Spinpoint T166 500GB is 22.4%. 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 Mixed IO Speed 40.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 58.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,951 samples)
Min Avg Max
35.8 Read 60.7 79.5
26.2 Write 58.1 83.8
24.7 Mixed 40.4 51.6
38.4 SusWrite 60.9 80.5
40.5% 55 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.62 0.7
0.8 4K Write 1.2 1.8
0.4 4K Mixed 0.7 0.9
126% 0.84 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
193GB free
Firmware: CR100-10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 74 74 74 74 73 MB/s
Read 67.7
Write 31.7
Mixed 29.2
SusWrite 73.9
37% 50.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
790GB free
Firmware: CR100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 70 70 68 66 59 MB/s
Read 73
Write 69.5
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 66.8
47% 64.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
86GB free
Firmware: CR100-10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 71 70 70 70 70 MB/s
Read 61.8
Write 64.7
Mixed 41.6
SusWrite 70.2
44% 59.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
125% 0.83 MB/s
252GB free
Firmware: 0-11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 63 64 65 65 65 MB/s
Read 62
Write 70.2
Mixed 42.8
SusWrite 64.6
44% 59.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
17GB free
Firmware: CR100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 39 39 39 40 40 MB/s
Read 62.4
Write 59.9
Mixed 39.6
SusWrite 39.4
37% 50.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.87 MB/s
115GB free
Firmware: CR100-13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 51 51 51 51 51 MB/s
Read 49.8
Write 56.9
Mixed 37.1
SusWrite 51.3
36% 48.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.8 MB/s
90GB free
Firmware: CR100-10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 45 45 45 44 46 MB/s
Read 51.3
Write 30.6
Mixed 29.4
SusWrite 45.1
29% 39.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
125% 0.83 MB/s
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Typical Spinpoint T166 500GB Builds (Compare 23,805 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $583

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