Average Bench: 54.3% (262nd of 1015)

Based on 55,784 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500413AS, ST350041 ST3500413AS, ST350041 3AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB averaged 45.7% 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 1.73MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB is 47.9%. 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 91.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 55,784 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.6 Read 97.7 127
31.6 Write 92.9 124
25.7 Mixed 56.5 70.2
37.3 SusWrite 91.3 128
62.1% 84.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.65 0.8
0.9 4K Write 1.73 2.1
0.4 4K Mixed 0.9 1.1
159% 1.09 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
443GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 130 131 130 130 131 MB/s
Read 133
Write 120
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 130
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1.1
185% 1.2 MB/s
443GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 119 123 123 124 124 MB/s
Read 116
Write 114
Mixed 65.8
SusWrite 122
77% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
204GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 102 104 104 104 104 MB/s
Read 107
Write 102
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 103
69% 93.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: HP63
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 70 70 70 73 72 MB/s
Read 108
Write 50.5
Mixed 68
SusWrite 71
55% 74.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
164GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 66 70 70 73 74 MB/s
Read 102
Write 102
Mixed 52
SusWrite 69.1
60% 81.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.1
191% 1.27 MB/s
3GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP64
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 37 32 23 38 45 MB/s
Read 20
Write 51
Mixed 33
SusWrite 35.6
26% 34.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
98% 0.8 MB/s
334GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 41 41 38 21 6.9 MB/s
Read 8.2
Write 31.3
Mixed 12.7
SusWrite 33.7
16% 21.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.4
82% 0.73 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Builds (Compare 50,763 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
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Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $405

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