Average Bench: 54.7% (256th of 1015)

Based on 98,490 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500413AS, ST350041 ST3500413AS, ST350041 3AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB averaged 45.3% 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 1.73MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB is 46%. 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 57.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 91.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 98,490 samples)
Min Avg Max
38.1 Read 99.2 126
43 Write 94.5 123
28.4 Mixed 57.8 70.5
37.8 SusWrite 91.2 125
62.9% 85.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.65 0.7
1.1 4K Write 1.73 2
0.41 4K Mixed 0.91 1.1
160% 1.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
250GB free
Firmware: JC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 114 115 114 115 115 MB/s
Read 108
Write 97.9
Mixed 65.7
SusWrite 114
71% 96.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
188% 1.27 MB/s
190GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 99 100 101 101 101 MB/s
Read 121
Write 117
Mixed 67.8
SusWrite 100
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
425GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 85 101 105 121 126 MB/s
Read 116
Write 23.1
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 105
53% 72.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.77 MB/s
92GB free
Firmware: JC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 91 91 92 92 92 MB/s
Read 119
Write 105
Mixed 67.6
SusWrite 91.5
70% 95.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
38GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 82 83 85 104 104 MB/s
Read 114
Write 107
Mixed 53.9
SusWrite 90.9
67% 91.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 98 101 101 101 100 MB/s
Read 93.5
Write 94.2
Mixed 45.8
SusWrite 100
61% 83.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
178% 1.2 MB/s
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 63 74 84 88 70 MB/s
Read 97.8
Write 110
Mixed 61.1
SusWrite 74.3
63% 85.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
206GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 69 66 62 66 64 MB/s
Read 80.3
Write 87.2
Mixed 47.5
SusWrite 66.4
52% 70.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
238GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP64
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 12 16 97 13 15 MB/s
Read 7.8
Write 15
Mixed 5
SusWrite 28
10% 13.9 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.1
15% 0.1 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Builds (Compare 44,240 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%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $327

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