Average Bench: 41.2% (483rd of 1015)

more Based on 161,221 user benchmarks.  Models: ST500LT012-9WS142, ST500LT0 12-1DG142, ST500LT0 ST500LT012-9WS14, ST500LT012-9WS1, ST500LT0 ST500LT012-1DG1, ST500LT012-1DG142, ST500LT012-1DG14, ST500LT0 ST500LT012-1DG14, ST500LT0 ST500LT012-9WS1, ST500LT0 12-9WS142, ST500LT012-1DG1, ST500LT0 12-9WS14, ST500LT012-9WS14

Below average average bench

The Seagate Momentus Thin 5400.9 2.5" 500GB averaged 58.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 75.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Momentus Thin 5400.9 2.5" 500GB is 48.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Momentus Thin 5400.9 2.5" 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 39.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.68MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 161,221 samples)
Min Avg Max
10.1 Read 74.2 108
18.7 Write 75.4 107
11.9 Mixed 39.9 55.7
21.2 SusWrite 69.5 110
47.5% 64.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.42 0.5
0.4 4K Write 0.68 0.9
0.2 4K Mixed 0.5 0.7
85.6% 0.53 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
454GB free
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 113 113 113 113 114 MB/s
Read 112
Write 103
Mixed 57.6
SusWrite 113
71% 96.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
93% 0.63 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 103 116 113 114 116 MB/s
Read 112
Write 113
Mixed 44.4
SusWrite 113
70% 95.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.67 MB/s
399GB free
Firmware: 0001LVM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 94 95 95 93 94 MB/s
Read 104
Write 104
Mixed 54.2
SusWrite 94.4
65% 89.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
88% 0.53 MB/s
444GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1003YAM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 93 89 97 93 96 MB/s
Read 101
Write 91
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 90.9
61% 83 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
98% 0.6 MB/s
452GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 105 107 106 104 106 MB/s
Read 84.9
Write 90.4
Mixed 50.1
SusWrite 105
60% 82.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.6 MB/s
184GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 87 89 89 89 88 MB/s
Read 77.9
Write 84
Mixed 37.9
SusWrite 88.3
53% 72 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.57 MB/s
157GB free
Firmware: 1003YAM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 61 62 61 62 62 MB/s
Read 88.5
Write 92.1
Mixed 51.8
SusWrite 61.6
54% 73.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.6 MB/s
435GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1003YAM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 74 62 69 73 84 MB/s
Read 53
Write 63.4
Mixed 34.4
SusWrite 68
40% 54.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
79% 0.47 MB/s
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Typical Momentus Thin 5400.9 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 9,444 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 35%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 22% - Poor Total price: $29

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 Comments

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Poor

18 months ago.

It is still a hard drive. Bad performance.


Poor

2 years ago.

First time is very slow but then fast but also bad speed


Good

2 years ago.

ST500LT012-1DG142 - 750 days of the runtime. 2777 start/stop cycles. No bad sectors. I am afraid i will die earlier than this drive.


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