Average Bench: 41.8% (467th of 1015)

more Based on 168,449 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 58.1% 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 76.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Momentus Thin 5400.9 2.5" 500GB is 50%. 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 40MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 168,449 samples)
Min Avg Max
9.36 Read 75 108
18.5 Write 76.7 106
12.9 Mixed 40 55.9
22.2 SusWrite 70.9 110
48.1% 65.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.42 0.5
0.4 4K Write 0.7 0.9
0.2 4K Mixed 0.5 0.7
86.6% 0.54 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: 0002LVM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 117 116 115 116 113 MB/s
Read 112
Write 115
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 115
72% 98.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.67 MB/s
421GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 109 108 108 108 108 MB/s
Read 106
Write 105
Mixed 40.9
SusWrite 108
66% 89.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
91% 0.6 MB/s
195GB free
Firmware: 0002LVM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 99 100 99 99 99 MB/s
Read 102
Write 90.4
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 99.1
63% 85.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.6 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 101 101 102 97 101 MB/s
Read 99.7
Write 83.9
Mixed 59
SusWrite 100
63% 85.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.6 MB/s
434GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002LVM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 84 90 77 89 97 MB/s
Read 112
Write 109
Mixed 50
SusWrite 83.4
65% 88.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
91% 0.6 MB/s
329GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 94 93 95 92 92 MB/s
Read 97.6
Write 101
Mixed 44
SusWrite 91.9
61% 83.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
93% 0.63 MB/s
254GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0003SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 81 65 89 84 79 MB/s
Read 102
Write 90.5
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 76.9
56% 77.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
83% 0.5 MB/s
82GB free
Firmware: 0003SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 55 53 53 54 52 MB/s
Read 83.8
Write 85
Mixed 39.7
SusWrite 53.2
48% 65.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.57 MB/s
349GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 39 39 40 39 36 MB/s
Read 34.3
Write 38.5
Mixed 25.7
SusWrite 38.2
25% 34.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
103% 0.6 MB/s
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 43%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
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System: Dell Inspiron 3521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $28

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Poor

3 years ago.

It is still a hard drive. Bad performance.


Poor

3 years ago.

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


Good

4 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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