Average Bench: 83.6% (64th of 1015)

more Based on 3,379 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 16.3% 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 0.71MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 154MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) is 87.8%. 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 65.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.64MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,379 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.3 Read 154 206
24.8 Write 127 194
29 Mixed 65.6 82.6
49.6 SusWrite 138 202
88.4% 121 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.64 0.8
0.6 4K Write 1.45 2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.71 0.9
133% 0.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
242GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 141 130 144 158 157 MB/s
Read 166
Write 157
Mixed 54
SusWrite 139
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
131% 0.9 MB/s
44GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 130 130 129 128 127 MB/s
Read 124
Write 124
Mixed 64.3
SusWrite 129
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
52GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 108 109 109 109 109 MB/s
Read 116
Write 62
Mixed 68.5
SusWrite 107
65% 88.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 97 48 105 107 103 MB/s
Read 45.5
Write 70.4
Mixed 40.9
SusWrite 80.8
44% 59.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.4
70% 0.47 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Jul '16
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Typical Barracuda 500GB (2016) Builds (Compare 2,517 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: 87% - Excellent Total price: $200

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

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