Average Bench: 86.7% (45th of 1010)

more Based on 1,824 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 13.3% 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 0.72MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 159MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) is 79.1%. 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 66.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.65MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,824 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.2 Read 159 206
37.1 Write 130 193
28.3 Mixed 66.3 81.2
49.6 SusWrite 144 202
91% 125 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.65 0.8
0.6 4K Write 1.47 2.1
0.3 4K Mixed 0.72 0.9
135% 0.95 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
49GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 97 97 98 97 97 MB/s
Read 142
Write 136
Mixed 67.2
SusWrite 97.5
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
126% 0.97 MB/s
178GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 70 60 75 76 49 MB/s
Read 78.6
Write 81
Mixed 42.9
SusWrite 66.1
49% 67.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.1
29% 0.23 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Jul '16
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Typical Barracuda 500GB (2016) Builds (Compare 1,680 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: 85% - Excellent Total price: $213

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