Average Bench: 53.9% (270th of 1015)

Based on 35,558 user benchmarks.  Models: ST3500413AS, ST350041 ST3500413AS, ST350041 3AS

Average average bench

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB averaged 46.1% 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 1.71MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB is 50%. 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 56.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 91.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 35,558 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.8 Read 96.1 126
29.7 Write 93.2 124
26.7 Mixed 56.2 69.7
36.8 SusWrite 91.5 126
61.9% 84.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.64 0.8
0.99 4K Write 1.71 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.9 1.1
159% 1.08 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
57GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 109 108 108 115 118 MB/s
Read 120
Write 116
Mixed 63
SusWrite 111
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
315GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP63
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 98 113 100 115 117 MB/s
Read 106
Write 92.3
Mixed 65.8
SusWrite 106
68% 92.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 1.07 MB/s
438GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC66
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 95 105 95 67 87 MB/s
Read 105
Write 102
Mixed 64.3
SusWrite 89.4
66% 90.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
171% 1.17 MB/s
168GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 90 91 91 90 88 MB/s
Read 89.5
Write 84.2
Mixed 59
SusWrite 89.9
59% 80.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
178% 1.2 MB/s
165GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 62 57 58 102 102 MB/s
Read 97.3
Write 74
Mixed 54.7
SusWrite 73.8
55% 74.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
154% 1.07 MB/s
241GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 97 97 98 101 56 MB/s
Read 87.3
Write 98.1
Mixed 65.7
SusWrite 83.6
62% 83.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
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Typical Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Builds (Compare 40,028 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 36%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $560

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