SeagateST500DM009
SeagateST2000DM001
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 452,255 user samples
3,640 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 466GB free
Worst Bench: 27% 107GB free (System drive)
Poor: 27% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 52nd / 1015
448,615 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 55% 1.5TB free
Poor: 55% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 41st / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
85.7 % 87.5 % +2%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
157 MB/s +1% 156 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
130 MB/s 131 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.67 MB/s 0.69 MB/s +3%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.49 MB/s 1.53 MB/s +3%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
67.6 MB/s 74.5 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+10%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.74 MB/s +1% 0.73 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
141 MB/s 149 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+6%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
205 MB/s +1% 202 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
192 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+5%
182 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s 0.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.1 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+17%
1.8 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
81.3 MB/s 86.4 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+6%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
200 MB/s +1% 198 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 21,746,444 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 3.08 % Insanely higher market share.
+5,033%
Value
Value For Money
36.8 % 59.9 % Much better value.
+63%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % 63 % Slightly more popular.
+9%
Price
Price (score)
$23 Much cheaper.
+60%
$58
Age
Newest
41 Months Much more recent.
+59%
99 Months
Capacity
Capacity
500GB 2TB
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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 2019 HDD Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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Intel Core i5-9600K $200Nvidia RTX 2060 $324Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $360AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $58SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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