Average Bench: 54.5% (261st of 1015)

Based on 50,353 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500413AS, ST350041 ST3500413AS, ST350041 3AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB averaged 45.4% 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 0.91MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.71MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB is 44%. 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 56.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 91.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 50,353 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.7 Read 98.4 126
36.1 Write 93.7 124
26.7 Mixed 56.5 70
40.3 SusWrite 91.4 127
62.4% 85 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.65 0.8
0.94 4K Write 1.71 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.91 1.1
160% 1.09 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
436GB free
Firmware: HP64
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 129 129 129 129 129 MB/s
Read 132
Write 84.8
Mixed 67.9
SusWrite 129
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
464GB free
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 125 127 126 125 127 MB/s
Read 115
Write 109
Mixed 68
SusWrite 126
77% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
278GB free
Firmware: HP64
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 113 113 112 114 114 MB/s
Read 126
Write 66.2
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 113
70% 94.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.17 MB/s
153GB free
Firmware: HP64
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 93 103 103 104 103 MB/s
Read 116
Write 116
Mixed 61.3
SusWrite 101
72% 98.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
189GB free
Firmware: HP64
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 105 105 105 105 105 MB/s
Read 109
Write 50.5
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 104
59% 80.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
222GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 45 66 67 73 68 MB/s
Read 92.3
Write 74.3
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 64.7
54% 72.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
287GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 67 61 82 77 89 MB/s
Read 80.1
Write 77
Mixed 56.9
SusWrite 71.6
53% 71.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
225GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 46 49 52 51 51 MB/s
Read 76.5
Write 54.2
Mixed 46
SusWrite 49.3
42% 56.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.9 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Builds (Compare 47,620 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $452

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