Average Bench: 53.7% (268th of 1015)

Based on 61,763 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500413AS, ST350041 ST3500413AS, ST350041 3AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB averaged 46.2% 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 1.72MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB is 47.8%. 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 90.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 61,763 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.9 Read 96.6 126
33.5 Write 92.7 124
22.8 Mixed 56.5 70.4
41.4 SusWrite 90.4 127
61.7% 84.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.64 0.8
0.9 4K Write 1.72 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.9 1.1
158% 1.09 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
394GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 126 126 126 126 126 MB/s
Read 131
Write 128
Mixed 55.2
SusWrite 126
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.1
182% 1.2 MB/s
442GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC66
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 117 116 116 116 117 MB/s
Read 122
Write 113
Mixed 50.6
SusWrite 115
73% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1.1
185% 1.2 MB/s
382GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP61
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 63 92 107 121 115 MB/s
Read 124
Write 121
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 94.7
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
121GB free
Firmware: JC66
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 89 88 89 89 89 MB/s
Read 125
Write 115
Mixed 69
SusWrite 88.2
73% 99.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
173% 1.2 MB/s
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 45 55 100 113 111 MB/s
Read 126
Write 118
Mixed 66.7
SusWrite 84.6
72% 98.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
32GB free
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 75 77 77 77 77 MB/s
Read 74.6
Write 76.2
Mixed 52.5
SusWrite 76.1
52% 69.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: HP63
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 71 6.3 14 18 16 MB/s
Read 110
Write 68.7
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 33.7
50% 67.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
298GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 21 51 68 75 77 MB/s
Read 59.4
Write 65.2
Mixed 45.4
SusWrite 57.4
42% 56.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
166% 1.07 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Builds (Compare 64,179 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $460

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