Average Bench: 84.8% (55th of 1015)

more Based on 3,739 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500DM009-2DM14C, ST500DM009-2F110A, ST500DM0 ST500DM009-2DM14, ST500DM0 ST500DM009-2F110, ST500DM0 09-2F110A, ST500DM0 09-2DM14C, ST500DM009-2DM14, ST500DM0 09, ST500DM009-2F110

Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) averaged just 15.2% 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 156MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) is 91.1%. 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 66.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.47MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,739 samples)
Min Avg Max
35.6 Read 156 204
36 Write 131 192
32.8 Mixed 66.8 81.1
40.8 SusWrite 140 200
90.1% 123 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.66 0.8
0.7 4K Write 1.47 2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
136% 0.95 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 205 206 208 190 214 209 MB/s
Read 213
Write 204
Mixed 80.5
SusWrite 205
128% 176 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
454GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 197 202 205 200 204 MB/s
Read 203
Write 194
Mixed 74
SusWrite 202
122% 168 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
360GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 150 125 159 179 186 MB/s
Read 185
Write 179
Mixed 74.3
SusWrite 153
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
168% 1.1 MB/s
258GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 81 91 97 99 97 MB/s
Read 164
Write 83.8
Mixed 66.2
SusWrite 91.3
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.93 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Jul '16
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Typical Barracuda 500GB (2016) Builds (Compare 3,033 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3050

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $200

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

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Intel Core i5-9400F $148Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
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