Average Bench: 54.7% (256th of 1015)

Based on 49,356 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500413AS, ST350041 ST3500413AS, ST350041 3AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB averaged 45.3% 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 0.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.71MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB is 51%. 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 56.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 91.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 49,356 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.4 Read 99.1 126
30.4 Write 94.7 125
21 Mixed 56.1 69.7
35.5 SusWrite 91.3 128
62.6% 85.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.64 0.8
0.9 4K Write 1.71 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.9 1.1
159% 1.08 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
406GB free
Firmware: JC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 125 126 127 126 126 MB/s
Read 119
Write 121
Mixed 62.9
SusWrite 126
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
407GB free
Firmware: HP64
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 123 122 125 123 124 MB/s
Read 120
Write 71
Mixed 66.7
SusWrite 123
70% 95.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.2 MB/s
259GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 116 115 116 116 115 MB/s
Read 110
Write 115
Mixed 58.4
SusWrite 115
73% 99.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
180% 1.23 MB/s
428GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 105 114 125 121 124 MB/s
Read 109
Write 127
Mixed 70.1
SusWrite 112
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
76GB free
Firmware: HP63
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 100 103 102 101 102 MB/s
Read 110
Write 109
Mixed 66
SusWrite 102
71% 96.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.17 MB/s
213GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 59 64 62 68 62 MB/s
Read 107
Write 77.2
Mixed 63
SusWrite 61.7
57% 77.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1
164% 1 MB/s
407GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 71 84 87 106 109 MB/s
Read 78.9
Write 18.9
Mixed 32.2
SusWrite 87.6
40% 54.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
130% 0.83 MB/s
234GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 30 34 52 64 76 MB/s
Read 78.2
Write 46.2
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 47.8
45% 59.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
329GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 22 28 30 34 91 MB/s
Read 28.1
Write 20
Mixed 25.2
SusWrite 38.2
21% 27.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.3
49% 0.3 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Builds (Compare 44,767 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $516

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