Average Bench: 85.1% (53rd of 1015)

more Based on 7,289 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 14.9% 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 156MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) is 74.2%. 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 67.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.67MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,289 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.9 Read 156 205
42.4 Write 128 193
38.3 Mixed 67.3 84
51.7 SusWrite 141 199
90% 123 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.67 0.8
0.7 4K Write 1.51 2.1
0.39 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%
282GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 157 164 136 144 147 MB/s
Read 205
Write 195
Mixed 75.9
SusWrite 152
114% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
602GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 195 196 192 195 196 MB/s
Read 159
Write 76.7
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 194
91% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
415GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 94 112 165 154 136 MB/s
Read 186
Write 24.7
Mixed 70.5
SusWrite 127
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.4
96% 0.77 MB/s
52GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 139 147 148 147 149 MB/s
Read 106
Write 32.9
Mixed 57.8
SusWrite 144
63% 85.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.9 MB/s
297GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 50 81 44 39 39 MB/s
Read 8.8
Write 27
Mixed 10.5
SusWrite 52.9
18% 24.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.1
34% 0.4 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Jul '16
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Typical Barracuda 500GB (2016) Builds (Compare 1,104 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3050

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $199

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

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accidentally reviewed the wrong one


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