Average Bench: 84.8% (59th of 1015)

more Based on 3,209 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 15.2% 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 0.74MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 157MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) is 74.2%. 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 67.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.66MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,209 samples)
Min Avg Max
57.6 Read 157 205
37.8 Write 128 190
31.5 Mixed 67.3 83.1
50.5 SusWrite 139 198
89.6% 123 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.38 4K Read 0.66 0.8
0.7 4K Write 1.5 2.1
0.4 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
137% 0.96 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
282GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 180 181 183 183 182 MB/s
Read 170
Write 168
Mixed 72
SusWrite 181
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.27 MB/s
387GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 55 156 177 181 179 MB/s
Read 197
Write 192
Mixed 65.7
SusWrite 144
109% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
131% 0.9 MB/s
274GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 165 166 168 168 167 MB/s
Read 161
Write 162
Mixed 74.5
SusWrite 167
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
292GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 159 158 165 169 171 MB/s
Read 163
Write 172
Mixed 70.2
SusWrite 160
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
403GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 116 125 68 65 103 MB/s
Read 169
Write 157
Mixed 70.7
SusWrite 101
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Jul '16
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Typical Barracuda 500GB (2016) Builds (Compare 2,779 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3050

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $200

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

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