Average Bench: 82.2% (68th of 1015)

more Based on 14,473 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 17.7% 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 0.73MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 151MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) is 84.2%. 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 65.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.64MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,473 samples)
Min Avg Max
40 Read 151 202
32.6 Write 118 190
34.3 Mixed 65.8 81.8
46.5 SusWrite 136 198
86% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.64 0.8
0.8 4K Write 1.48 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.73 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%
463GB free
Firmware: 1001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 210 214 213 214 213 MB/s
Read 210
Write 201
Mixed 76.7
SusWrite 212
127% 175 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 15 20 57 68 111 MB/s
Read 137
Write 137
Mixed 63
SusWrite 52.6
72% 97.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
331GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 60 48 44 52 74 MB/s
Read 112
Write 123
Mixed 66.3
SusWrite 54.7
66% 89.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.3
56% 0.43 MB/s
367GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 24 31 84 44 116 MB/s
Read 90.4
Write 100
Mixed 63.4
SusWrite 55.3
57% 77.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
125% 0.83 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $50 @ launch in Jul '16
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Typical Barracuda 500GB (2016) Builds (Compare 3,424 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
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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

15 months ago.

Its a very good hdd for normal use


Average

2 years ago.

accidentally reviewed the wrong one


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