Average Bench: 45.2% (390th of 1015)

Based on 26,917 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.

Strengths

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 37%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung HD502HI 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 45.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 70.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,917 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.7 Read 79.3 104
27.8 Write 70.4 104
22.1 Mixed 45.2 55
29 SusWrite 77.8 107
50.1% 68.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.49 0.6
0.8 4K Write 1.6 1.9
0.3 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
131% 0.94 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
386GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 100 99 99 100 100 MB/s
Read 95.5
Write 102
Mixed 51.7
SusWrite 99.9
64% 87.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
175GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 97 97 98 97 98 MB/s
Read 91.5
Write 98.2
Mixed 52
SusWrite 96.2
62% 84.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
101GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 88 88 88 88 88 MB/s
Read 91.8
Write 48.1
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 88
51% 69.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
305GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 101 98 97 97 96 MB/s
Read 77.2
Write 98.6
Mixed 44
SusWrite 97.2
58% 79.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.9 MB/s
834GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 97 97 96 96 96 MB/s
Read 78.1
Write 80.4
Mixed 46.3
SusWrite 96.1
55% 75.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
170GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 66 66 65 66 66 MB/s
Read 98.9
Write 103
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 66.4
59% 80.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
141% 1 MB/s
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Typical HD502HI 500GB Builds (Compare 51,758 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $326

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