Average Bench: 42.7% (448th of 1015)

Based on 25,285 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HD502IJ

Below average average bench

The Samsung HD502IJ 500GB averaged 57.3% 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 0.93MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.2MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung HD502IJ 500GB is 32.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung HD502IJ 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 51MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 68.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,285 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.6 Read 74.1 104
29.9 Write 68.1 103
34.1 Mixed 51 62
41.2 SusWrite 74.2 107
49.2% 66.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.66 0.7
1.6 4K Write 2.2 2.8
0.6 4K Mixed 0.93 1.1
172% 1.26 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
435GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AA01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 110 102 107 102 112 MB/s
Read 119
Write 125
Mixed 59.9
SusWrite 107
75% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.1
182% 1.2 MB/s
381GB free
Firmware: 1113
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 103 104 104 103 104 MB/s
Read 99
Write 96.9
Mixed 57.5
SusWrite 104
65% 89.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
781GB free
Firmware: 1AA01113
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 83 84 83 84 83 MB/s
Read 87.4
Write 41.9
Mixed 58.2
SusWrite 83.5
50% 67.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
314GB free
Firmware: 1AA01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 100 100 100 100 100 MB/s
Read 66.5
Write 73
Mixed 48.7
SusWrite 100
53% 72.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1.1
185% 1.2 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 1AA01113
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 79 79 77 77 78 MB/s
Read 77.3
Write 79.9
Mixed 51.7
SusWrite 78
53% 71.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.23 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: 1AA01113
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 70 70 69 71 69 MB/s
Read 58.3
Write 62.1
Mixed 44.1
SusWrite 69.6
43% 58.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.2 MB/s
115GB free
Firmware: 1AA01112
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 64 64 66 64 64 MB/s
Read 54.9
Write 66.5
Mixed 44.2
SusWrite 64.7
42% 57.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.37 MB/s
33GB free
Firmware: 1AA01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 49 47 47 46 47 MB/s
Read 52.3
Write 62.8
Mixed 40.4
SusWrite 47.6
38% 50.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
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Typical HD502IJ 500GB Builds (Compare 24,214 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $325

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