Average Bench: 84.2% (57th of 1015)

more Based on 11,046 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500DM009-2DM14C, ST500DM009-2F110A, ST500DM0 ST500DM009-2DM14, ST500DM0 ST500DM009-2F110, ST500DM009-ZF110A, ST500DM0 09-2F110A, ST500DM0 09-2DM14C, ST500DM009--1BD142, ST500DM009-2F11A, ST500DM009-2DM14, ST500DM0 09, ST500DM009-2F110, ST500DM009-1BD142

Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) averaged just 15.7% 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 153MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) is 79.9%. 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 Read Speed 0.65MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,046 samples)
Min Avg Max
45 Read 153 203
38.8 Write 127 191
36.9 Mixed 66.8 80.9
52 SusWrite 141 199
89% 122 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.65 0.8
0.9 4K Write 1.49 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
136% 0.96 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
339GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 167 171 171 170 173 MB/s
Read 165
Write 157
Mixed 72.7
SusWrite 171
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
280GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 137 138 139 139 135 MB/s
Read 158
Write 146
Mixed 68.4
SusWrite 134
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
168% 1.2 MB/s
413GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 149 152 151 153 153 MB/s
Read 130
Write 43.4
Mixed 65.1
SusWrite 152
72% 97.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
462GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 132 133 132 132 136 MB/s
Read 118
Write 99.6
Mixed 81
SusWrite 132
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
423GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 94 96 76 110 110 MB/s
Read 117
Write 90.5
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 92.7
66% 89.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $50 @ launch in Jul '16
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Typical Barracuda 500GB (2016) Builds (Compare 2,060 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
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Desktop
Desktop 70%
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Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3050

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $195

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 Comments

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

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent

5 months ago.

Its a very good hdd for normal use


Average

2 years ago.

accidentally reviewed the wrong one


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