Average Bench: 83.3% (61st of 1015)

more Based on 11,385 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 16.6% 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 155MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) is 75%. 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 66.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.65MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,385 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.9 Read 155 202
46.4 Write 128 191
37.5 Mixed 66.9 81.8
52.6 SusWrite 136 197
88.7% 121 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.65 0.8
0.9 4K Write 1.49 2
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%
223GB free
Firmware: 1001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 140 158 157 149 131 MB/s
Read 160
Write 159
Mixed 74.8
SusWrite 147
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
185GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 144 146 146 144 143 MB/s
Read 153
Write 148
Mixed 71.8
SusWrite 144
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
237GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 154 155 152 154 156 MB/s
Read 143
Write 57.1
Mixed 65.8
SusWrite 153
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
123% 0.97 MB/s
374GB free
Firmware: 1001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 149 150 149 150 148 MB/s
Read 146
Write 148
Mixed 73.6
SusWrite 149
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $50 @ launch in Jul '16
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Typical Barracuda 500GB (2016) Builds (Compare 2,367 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
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

8 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 i5-11400F $220Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11600K $259Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-10700K $300Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $92SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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