Average Bench: 80.9% (73rd of 1015)

more Based on 16,451 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500DM009-2DM14C, ST500DM009-2F110A, ST500DM009-1SD101, ST500DM0 09-2F110A, ST500DM009-2DM14, ST500DM009-2F110, ST500DM0 ST500DM009-2DM14, ST500DM009-2EP102, ST500DM0 ST500DM009-2F110, ST500DM009-ZF110A, ST500DM0 09-2DM14C, ST500DM009--1BD142, ST500DM009-2F11A, ST500DM009-2F10A, ST500DM0 09, ST500DM009-1BD142

Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) averaged just 19.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.73MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 147MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) is 79.3%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 66.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.65MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,451 samples)
Min Avg Max
39.8 Read 147 203
30.8 Write 118 188
31 Mixed 66.6 83.7
42 SusWrite 136 201
85.4% 117 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.65 0.8
0.8 4K Write 1.49 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
135% 0.96 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
399GB free
Firmware: 1001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 192 191 195 193 193 MB/s
Read 193
Write 189
Mixed 75.1
SusWrite 192
118% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
461GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 191 190 196 197 194 MB/s
Read 193
Write 176
Mixed 76.1
SusWrite 190
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
461GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 180 187 187 182 184 MB/s
Read 172
Write 174
Mixed 83.4
SusWrite 183
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.13 MB/s
432GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 179 171 192 197 197 MB/s
Read 134
Write 65.9
Mixed 69.4
SusWrite 183
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.93 MB/s
58GB free
Firmware: SC11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 100 101 101 100 99 MB/s
Read 94.5
Write 101
Mixed 51.2
SusWrite 99.9
64% 86.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
122% 0.9 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $50 @ launch in Jul '16
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Typical Barracuda 500GB (2016) Builds (Compare 2,553 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3050

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $150

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 Comments

Versatile, fast, dependable. The fiercest drive you've ever met...

Added 6 years ago.

Excellent

2 years ago.

Its a very good hdd for normal use


Average

3 years ago.

accidentally reviewed the wrong one


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