Toshiba
SeagateST500DM009

Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 116,098 user samples
108,569 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 464GB free
Worst Bench: 33% 402GB free (System drive)
Poor: 33% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 113th / 1015
7,529 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 465GB free
Worst Bench: 37% 360GB free (System drive)
Poor: 37% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 59th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
74.2 % 84.4 % Faster effective speed.
+14%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
137 MB/s 156 MB/s Faster read speed.
+14%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
129 MB/s 129 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.65 MB/s 0.65 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.79 MB/s Faster random write.
+19%
1.51 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
31.3 MB/s 67.4 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+115%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.53 MB/s 0.74 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+40%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
122 MB/s 139 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+14%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
184 MB/s 206 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+12%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
179 MB/s 194 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+8%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s 0.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.2 MB/s +5% 2.1 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
39.2 MB/s 82.3 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+110%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.7 MB/s 0.9 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+29%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
178 MB/s 203 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+14%
Market Share
Based on 29,582,874 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.76 % Hugely higher market share.
+850%
0.08 %
Value
Value For Money
33 % +1% 32.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 58 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
Price
Price (score)
$22 Cheaper.
+13%
$26
Age
Newest
80+ Months 49 Months Much more recent.
+39%
Capacity
Capacity
500GB 500GB
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