Average Bench: 81.4% (73rd of 1015)

more Based on 13,517 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 18.5% 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 152MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) is 81.1%. 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 66.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.65MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,517 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.3 Read 152 203
30.5 Write 124 190
34 Mixed 66.5 82.1
42.2 SusWrite 132 199
86.7% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.65 0.8
0.8 4K Write 1.48 1.9
0.4 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
136% 0.95 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
61GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 193 196 198 198 198 MB/s
Read 204
Write 92.8
Mixed 67.6
SusWrite 193
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
270GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 152 154 151 156 157 MB/s
Read 180
Write 141
Mixed 84.7
SusWrite 152
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
146% 1.13 MB/s
398GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 60 34 38 40 35 MB/s
Read 149
Write 30.6
Mixed 70.6
SusWrite 44.4
55% 73.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.9 MB/s
214GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 52 27 48 57 47 MB/s
Read 10.3
Write 28.5
Mixed 10.5
SusWrite 47.6
18% 24.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.3
54% 0.43 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $50 @ launch in Jul '16
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Typical Barracuda 500GB (2016) Builds (Compare 2,805 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: $200

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 Comments

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

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent

11 months ago.

Its a very good hdd for normal use


Average

2 years ago.

accidentally reviewed the wrong one


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Intel Core i5-11600K $270Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
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