Average Bench: 54.9% (254th of 1015)

Based on 95,922 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500413AS, ST350041 ST3500413AS, ST350041 3AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB averaged 45.1% 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 0.92MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.75MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB is 43.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 57.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 91.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 95,922 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.3 Read 99.5 127
36.3 Write 94.2 125
34.3 Mixed 57.3 70.2
33.6 SusWrite 91.5 128
62.9% 85.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.65 0.8
1 4K Write 1.75 2.1
0.5 4K Mixed 0.92 1.1
161% 1.11 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
453GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 110 105 107 108 110 MB/s
Read 129
Write 127
Mixed 68
SusWrite 107
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
321GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 105 106 108 108 107 MB/s
Read 109
Write 107
Mixed 65.9
SusWrite 106
71% 97.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
456GB free
Firmware: JC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 109 85 94 110 101 MB/s
Read 115
Write 117
Mixed 60.4
SusWrite 99.3
72% 97.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
420GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 101 100 100 110 109 MB/s
Read 101
Write 110
Mixed 70.5
SusWrite 103
71% 96.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 100 97 100 98 99 MB/s
Read 101
Write 99.7
Mixed 53.4
SusWrite 95.2
64% 87.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
171% 1.17 MB/s
61GB free
Firmware: HP64
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 67 69 69 69 73 MB/s
Read 106
Write 59.1
Mixed 63.3
SusWrite 69.5
55% 74.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.17 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP64
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 80 74 76 91 88 MB/s
Read 87.2
Write 82.7
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 78.9
56% 76.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 70 33 30 22 50 MB/s
Read 58.6
Write 37.2
Mixed 44.9
SusWrite 43.9
34% 46.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.1 MB/s
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 63 27 15 22 22 MB/s
Read 68.6
Write 44.7
Mixed 41.6
SusWrite 30.1
34% 46.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Builds (Compare 38,488 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $329

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