Average Bench: 40.5% (497th of 1015)

more Based on 157,079 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 59.4% 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 0.49MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 75.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Momentus Thin 5400.9 2.5" 500GB is 50.5%. 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 38.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.68MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 157,079 samples)
Min Avg Max
11 Read 75.2 111
19 Write 73.7 106
12.4 Mixed 38.8 55.7
21 SusWrite 66.1 109
46.5% 63.4 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 0.49 0.6
84.8% 0.53 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
283GB free
Firmware: 0001LVM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 109 109 109 110 111 MB/s
Read 96.4
Write 75.6
Mixed 54.2
SusWrite 108
61% 83.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.63 MB/s
289GB free
Firmware: 0001YAM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 98 98 99 101 83 MB/s
Read 98.4
Write 87.9
Mixed 59.2
SusWrite 96.2
63% 85.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
100% 0.63 MB/s
227GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002LVM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 67 59 87 75 85 MB/s
Read 78.6
Write 82.9
Mixed 46.6
SusWrite 72.8
52% 70.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.57 MB/s
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 68 60 62 73 58 MB/s
Read 83
Write 86.6
Mixed 48.1
SusWrite 62
51% 69.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
115% 0.7 MB/s
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001YAM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 16 22 38 15 9.6 MB/s
Read 36.3
Write 26.8
Mixed 11.5
SusWrite 21.9
18% 24.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
73% 0.4 MB/s
405GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002LVM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 22 22 30 25 49 MB/s
Read 18.3
Write 13.5
Mixed 10.7
SusWrite 27
13% 17.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.2
34% 0.23 MB/s
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Typical Momentus Thin 5400.9 2.5" 500GB Builds (Compare 7,289 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%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $31

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 Comments

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Poor

7 months ago.

It is still a hard drive. Bad performance.


Poor

14 months ago.

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


Good

18 months 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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