Average Bench: 87.2% (42nd of 1015)

more Based on 3,900 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500DM009-2DM14C, ST500DM009-2F110A, ST500DM0 ST500DM009-2DM14, ST500DM0 ST500DM009-2F110, ST500DM0 09-2F110A, ST500DM0 09-2DM14C, ST500DM009--1BD142, ST500DM009-2DM14, ST500DM0 09, ST500DM009-2F110

Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) averaged just 12.8% 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 0.75MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 161MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) is 68.6%. 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 69MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.67MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,900 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.3 Read 161 205
48.6 Write 132 191
42.3 Mixed 69 84
62.9 SusWrite 143 198
92.3% 126 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.67 0.8
0.9 4K Write 1.52 2.1
0.5 4K Mixed 0.75 0.9
139% 0.98 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
334GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 117 176 184 188 183 MB/s
Read 191
Write 174
Mixed 77.6
SusWrite 170
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
412GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 149 139 164 168 175 MB/s
Read 187
Write 175
Mixed 67.3
SusWrite 154
106% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
151GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 165 163 163 167 171 MB/s
Read 160
Write 124
Mixed 74
SusWrite 165
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 27 85 95 85 96 MB/s
Read 182
Write 81.4
Mixed 45.5
SusWrite 69.5
69% 94.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
109% 0.83 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Jul '16
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Typical Barracuda 500GB (2016) Builds (Compare 3,323 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3050

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - 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 i5-9600K $218Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $42
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