Average Bench: 85% (58th of 1010)

Based on 1,367 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500DM009-2DM14C, ST500DM009-2F110A, ST500DM0 09-2F110A, ST500DM0 09-2DM14C, ST500DM009-2F110

Very good average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) averaged just 15.0% 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 0.69MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 155MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 500GB (2016) is 83.3%. 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 69MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.64MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,367 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.4 Read 155 204
37.8 Write 130 192
28.5 Mixed 69 89
54.5 SusWrite 140 199
90.4% 124 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.64 0.8
0.7 4K Write 1.48 2.1
0.2 4K Mixed 0.69 0.9
130% 0.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
390GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 171 168 194 190 194 MB/s
Read 200
Write 182
Mixed 78.8
SusWrite 182
117% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
216GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 168 168 169 170 171 MB/s
Read 170
Write 168
Mixed 76
SusWrite 169
106% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
376GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 158 165 174 139 136 MB/s
Read 42
Write 173
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 151
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Jul '16
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Typical Barracuda 500GB (2016) Builds (Compare 1,279 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3050

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $210

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Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $358Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $78
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
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