Average Bench: 85.3% (53rd of 1015)

more Based on 5,932 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500DM009-2DM14C, ST500DM009-2F110A, ST500DM0 ST500DM009-2DM14, ST500DM0 ST500DM009-2F110, ST500DM0 09-2F110A, ST500DM0 09-2DM14C, ST500DM009--1BD142, ST500DM009-2DM14, ST500DM0 09, ST500DM009-2F110, ST500DM009-1BD142

Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) averaged just 14.7% 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 0.74MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 157MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) is 71.8%. 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 68.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.66MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,932 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.3 Read 157 203
42.3 Write 133 194
41.5 Mixed 68.2 82.3
50.2 SusWrite 140 202
91% 125 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.66 0.8
0.8 4K Write 1.51 2.1
0.4 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
138% 0.97 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
297GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 139 164 163 179 173 MB/s
Read 148
Write 159
Mixed 70.6
SusWrite 159
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
149% 0.93 MB/s
427GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 61 79 167 105 150 MB/s
Read 190
Write 193
Mixed 76.7
SusWrite 109
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1.03 MB/s
149GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 128 124 128 128 128 MB/s
Read 167
Write 67
Mixed 76
SusWrite 127
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
167GB free
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 116 116 117 117 117 MB/s
Read 118
Write 108
Mixed 57.8
SusWrite 116
73% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
132% 0.8 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 105 107 107 107 106 MB/s
Read 100
Write 99
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 106
66% 89.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.1 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Jul '16
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Typical Barracuda 500GB (2016) Builds (Compare 3,921 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3050

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $200

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

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Intel Core i5-9400F $165Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
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