Average Bench: 84.3% (59th of 1015)

more Based on 2,885 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500DM009-2DM14C, ST500DM009-2F110A, ST500DM0 ST500DM009-2DM14, ST500DM0 ST500DM009-2F110, ST500DM0 09-2F110A, ST500DM0 09-2DM14C, ST500DM009-2DM14, ST500DM009-2F110

Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) averaged just 15.6% 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 0.72MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 156MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) is 82.5%. 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 65.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.45MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,885 samples)
Min Avg Max
33 Read 156 204
22.8 Write 128 193
29.3 Mixed 65.7 83.2
53.9 SusWrite 139 200
89.1% 122 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.65 0.8
0.6 4K Write 1.45 2.1
0.4 4K Mixed 0.72 0.9
134% 0.94 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
46GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 137 137 136 137 147 MB/s
Read 200
Write 183
Mixed 77.7
SusWrite 138
109% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
320GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 149 151 151 153 152 MB/s
Read 165
Write 77.9
Mixed 64
SusWrite 150
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
166GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 147 159 159 149 153 MB/s
Read 143
Write 20.7
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 154
65% 89.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
96% 0.6 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Jul '16
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Typical Barracuda 500GB (2016) Builds (Compare 2,278 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3050

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $200

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

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AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $139Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $208Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $99
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