Average Bench: 45.2% (399th of 1015)

Based on 18,382 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HD502HI

Below average average bench

The Samsung HD502HI 500GB averaged 54.8% 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 0.73MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung HD502HI 500GB is 38.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung HD502HI 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 44.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 67.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 18,382 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.7 Read 79.5 105
24.6 Write 67.8 104
19.8 Mixed 44.4 54.8
33 SusWrite 77.9 106
49.5% 67.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.49 0.6
0.7 4K Write 1.6 1.9
0.3 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
132% 0.94 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 103 104 104 104 104 MB/s
Read 102
Write 49.3
Mixed 52
SusWrite 104
56% 76.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AG01113
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 15 14 55 64 69 MB/s
Read 63
Write 65.8
Mixed 40.6
SusWrite 42.8
39% 53 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
117% 0.9 MB/s
63GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 72 69 70 72 71 MB/s
Read 34
Write 44.3
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 70.6
35% 47.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
139% 0.97 MB/s
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 13 13 9.6 8.2 14 MB/s
Read 22.6
Write 48.8
Mixed 20.7
SusWrite 11.5
19% 25.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.2
38% 0.3 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,386,584 HDDs tested.


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Typical HD502HI 500GB Builds (Compare 24,415 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop 65%
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $325

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