Seagate
SeagateST3500418AS
  

Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 212,233 user samples
10,724 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% 123GB free
Worst Bench: 33% 64GB free
Poor: 33% Great: 77%
SPEED RANK: 200th / 1015
201,509 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 70% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 31% 292GB free
Poor: 31% Great: 70%
SPEED RANK: 251st / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
58.9 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
54.6 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
102 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+6%
96.5 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
83.6 MB/s 95 MB/s Faster write speed.
+14%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.64 MB/s 0.68 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+6%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.54 MB/s Much faster random write.
+50%
1.69 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
59.7 MB/s +2% 58.3 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.99 MB/s +4% 0.95 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
103 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+10%
93.7 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
134 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+10%
122 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
137 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+11%
123 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.7 MB/s 0.8 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+14%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.3 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+65%
2 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
72.2 MB/s +5% 69 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.2 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+9%
1.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
139 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+9%
127 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 44,761,278 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % 0.52 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,200%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 50 %
Age
Newest
99+ Months +2% 101+ Months
Capacity
Capacity
500GB 500GB
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It lasted me 10 years, going strong until it died, which was about 5 days ago. It was very well built, and dealt with everything I threw at it perfectly. Would recommend even though it is a bit obsolete.  [Mar '19 AnInitialDFan]

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