Average Bench: 54.6% (260th of 1015)

Based on 79,625 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 0.92MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.73MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB is 44.6%. 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 57.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 91.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 79,625 samples)
Min Avg Max
33.7 Read 98.4 126
33.6 Write 92.9 125
28.9 Mixed 57.2 69.7
36.4 SusWrite 91.5 127
62.4% 85 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.65 0.8
1.1 4K Write 1.73 2
0.5 4K Mixed 0.92 1.1
161% 1.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
445GB free
Firmware: HP63
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 130 130 131 131 132 MB/s
Read 129
Write 73
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 131
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
367GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 117 116 115 115 117 MB/s
Read 101
Write 91.1
Mixed 63.6
SusWrite 116
68% 92.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
107GB free
Firmware: JC66
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 76 66 75 76 75 MB/s
Read 93.2
Write 101
Mixed 62.5
SusWrite 72.5
61% 82.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
73GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 82 82 82 83 82 MB/s
Read 82.6
Write 77.5
Mixed 51.6
SusWrite 82
54% 73.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
168% 1.07 MB/s
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 67 69 77 82 84 MB/s
Read 86.5
Write 88.7
Mixed 59.3
SusWrite 74.8
57% 77.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 58 55 66 70 78 MB/s
Read 20
Write 76
Mixed 24.5
SusWrite 64.9
34% 46.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.4
84% 0.77 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Builds (Compare 27,594 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $329

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