Average Bench: 54.5% (254th of 1015)

Based on 107,978 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500413AS, ST350041 ST3500413AS, ST350041 3AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB averaged 45.5% 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 1.74MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB is 42.2%. 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 58.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 92.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 107,978 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.5 Read 96 123
29.9 Write 92.9 123
35.1 Mixed 58.5 70.4
36.9 SusWrite 93.6 126
62.6% 85.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.66 0.8
1.04 4K Write 1.74 2.05
0.5 4K Mixed 0.92 1.1
162% 1.11 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 115 115 115 116 114 MB/s
Read 114
Write 107
Mixed 62.6
SusWrite 115
73% 99.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
341GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 116 116 117 116 116 MB/s
Read 112
Write 105
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 116
72% 98.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.1
187% 1.23 MB/s
304GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 100 100 103 104 105 MB/s
Read 117
Write 114
Mixed 68.5
SusWrite 102
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
181GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 106 104 105 106 103 MB/s
Read 92.9
Write 83.2
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 104
61% 83.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
164GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 117 115 117 118 116 MB/s
Read 78.5
Write 90.7
Mixed 59.4
SusWrite 116
63% 86.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
213GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 104 94 79 81 82 MB/s
Read 94.7
Write 92.1
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 87.9
61% 83 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.1
191% 1.27 MB/s
168GB free
Firmware: JC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 78 84 78 77 80 MB/s
Read 94.1
Write 87.6
Mixed 59.7
SusWrite 78.1
59% 79.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 65 57 22 36 29 MB/s
Read 65.4
Write 68.5
Mixed 53.6
SusWrite 42.5
43% 57.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
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Desktop 61%
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Workstation 2%
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