Average Bench: 45.6% (383rd of 1015)

Based on 24,344 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG HD502HI

Below average average bench

The Samsung HD502HI 500GB averaged 54.3% 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 0.74MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.64MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung HD502HI 500GB is 33.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung HD502HI 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 45.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 68.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,344 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.7 Read 79.2 102
26.9 Write 68.9 104
29.1 Mixed 45.4 54.6
34 SusWrite 79.5 106
50.1% 68.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.5 0.6
1.2 4K Write 1.64 1.9
0.4 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
134% 0.96 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
352GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 87 85 87 87 88 MB/s
Read 102
Write 54.9
Mixed 54.2
SusWrite 87
55% 74.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.93 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: 1AG01113
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 82 82 81 82 81 MB/s
Read 91.7
Write 81.7
Mixed 51
SusWrite 81.6
56% 76.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 1.03 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 73 74 96 92 73 MB/s
Read 90.7
Write 95.1
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 80.3
58% 79.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.93 MB/s
105GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 81 80 80 80 81 MB/s
Read 90.1
Write 99.9
Mixed 50
SusWrite 80.6
59% 80.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
154% 1.07 MB/s
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 38 45 46 42 54 MB/s
Read 85.7
Write 86.5
Mixed 46.7
SusWrite 41.1
48% 65 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.77 MB/s
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Typical HD502HI 500GB Builds (Compare 24,214 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $325

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