Average Bench: 80.9% (72nd 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 BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
364GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 195 196 195 198 194 MB/s
Read 204
Write 190
Mixed 79.8
SusWrite 195
122% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1.03 MB/s
322GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 169 170 172 169 169 MB/s
Read 161
Write 161
Mixed 72.8
SusWrite 170
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
137GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 138 136 138 136 135 MB/s
Read 187
Write 145
Mixed 78.1
SusWrite 136
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
196GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 189 187 189 191 189 MB/s
Read 138
Write 143
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 181
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
317GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 121 106 121 121 121 MB/s
Read 173
Write 168
Mixed 71.3
SusWrite 119
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $50 @ launch in Jul '16
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Typical Barracuda 500GB (2016) Builds (Compare 4,483 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 8%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3050

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $89

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 Comments

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

Added 7 years ago.

Excellent

3 years ago.

Its a very good hdd for normal use


Average

13 months ago.

ok for the price


Average

5 years ago.

accidentally reviewed the wrong one


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Intel Core i5-13600K $273Nvidia RTX 4060 $293Crucial MX500 250GB $39
Intel Core i5-12600K $171Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $385Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $80
Intel Core i3-12100F $80Nvidia RTX 4070 $500Samsung 870 Evo 250GB $45
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $39SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $48SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
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