Average Bench: 58.4% (202nd of 1015)

Based on 72,924 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HD502HJ

Average average bench

The Samsung HD502HJ 500GB averaged 41.5% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.98MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung HD502HJ 500GB is 46.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung HD502HJ 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 60.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 82.9MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 72,924 samples)
Min Avg Max
38.8 Read 99.6 131
23.7 Write 82.9 137
30.9 Mixed 60.7 71.8
45.4 SusWrite 104 139
63.8% 86.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.64 0.7
1.3 4K Write 2.6 3.3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.98 1.2
184% 1.41 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
297GB free
Firmware: 00E4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 126 126 127 127 127 MB/s
Read 157
Write 30.6
Mixed 74.9
SusWrite 126
72% 97.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
190% 1.5 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: 1AJ100E4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 120 119 109 119 124 MB/s
Read 109
Write 125
Mixed 66.7
SusWrite 119
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
212% 1.53 MB/s
206GB free
Firmware: 1AJ100E4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 66 73 89 98 99 MB/s
Read 108
Write 60.1
Mixed 55.2
SusWrite 80.5
56% 75.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.9
177% 1.43 MB/s
87GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 82 83 85 85 82 MB/s
Read 85.8
Write 89.9
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 82.8
58% 78.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
194% 1.4 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,531,140 HDDs tested.


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Typical HD502HJ 500GB Builds (Compare 16,835 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 8%
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Desktop 74%
Workstation 7%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $315

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