Average Bench: 83% (68th of 1015)

more Based on 9,640 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 17.0% 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 0.75MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 153MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) is 76%. 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 67.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.66MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,640 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.4 Read 153 203
50.9 Write 129 191
39.2 Mixed 67.1 83.7
49.2 SusWrite 136 199
88.7% 121 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.47 4K Read 0.66 0.8
0.96 4K Write 1.53 2.1
0.4 4K Mixed 0.75 0.9
139% 0.98 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
23GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 132 133 127 138 135 MB/s
Read 101
Write 97
Mixed 59.7
SusWrite 133
72% 97.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,992,572 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $50 @ launch in Jul '16
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Typical Barracuda 500GB (2016) Builds (Compare 1,616 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: 84% - Excellent Total price: $189

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 Comments

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

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent

2 months ago.

Its a very good hdd for normal use


Average

22 months ago.

accidentally reviewed the wrong one


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